A project steering committee is formed to support the implementation of GLO.ACT in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal - 30 June 2017 - Since GLO.ACT official launch in March 2017, consultative meetings with government authorities and civil society have been held in Nepal to develop and implement comprehensive national counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling responses, and to strengthen capacities to efficiently address these crimes and the inter-linkages between them.

Against this background, under the leadership of Ministry of Home Affairs, a GLO.ACT project steering committee (PSC) has been formed to guide, supervise and monitor the implementation of the project in the country. The members of this PSC include: UNODC, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Labor and Employment, the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the Attorney Generals Office, the police, the armed police force, IOM, UNICEF and civil society organizations.

During the first PSC meeting, held on 30 June, members agreed to hold a bi-monthly meeting to share and update the group on GLO.ACT achievements. In addition, members agreed that the committee should also propose solutions to challenges in countering trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants in Nepal.

The first PSC meeting concluded with two follow-up recommendations:

  • A request for UNODC to facilitate a meeting to share recommendations for aligning national legislations and procedures, and its compliance with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.
  • To conduct awareness-raising activities on new forms of trafficking, and countering human trafficking and smuggling of migrants for border forces (armed police force).

 The next PSC meeting is scheduled to take place on 1 September 2017.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/glo-act/

Email: glo.act@un.org

Twitter:  @glo_act