- 26/01/2011Final EGM to draft In-depth Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting Migrant Smuggling
Pretoria - From 18 January to 20 January 2011 the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office Southern Africa hosted the final Expert Group Meeting (EGM) for the drafting of an In-depth Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants in Pretoria, South Africa.
Migrants smuggling has become an increasing challenge affecting virtually every country in the world, either as a country of origin, transit or destination. As the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its supplementary protocols, the primary goal of UNODC with respect to combating the smuggling of migrants is to promote global adherence to the Migrant Smuggling Protocol and to assist States in their efforts to effectively implement it.
- 04/01/2011Rani: an unwavering advocate for freedom from slavery and human trafficking
With more than 2.4 million people held captive across the world, human trafficking has become one of today's major crimes and issues of social concern. UNODC interviewed Rani Hong, a survivor of human trafficking and the founder of the Tronie Foundation to support survivors of the crime. For the past 10 years, Rani has been sharing her story across the globe to inspire people and collect support for her work with survivors of human trafficking.
- 20/12/2010Lors de la Journée mondiale des migrants, UNODC dévoile des outils pour aider les Etats à affronter la souffrance des personnes victimes de la traite
Les gens quittent leur pays pour bien des raisons différentes, qu'elles soient économiques, sociales, politiques ou religieuses. De tous temps, les migrants ont surmonté l'adversité et trouvé ailleurs une vie meilleure. Aujourd'hui, la mondialisation a fait augmenter considérablement le nombre de migrants.
- 20/12/2010Workshop on Combating Money Laundering Related to Human Trafficking in Sana'a
Between 11 and 13 December, the UNODC Global Programme against Money Laundering, Proceeds of Crime and the Financing of Terrorism (GPML) and the UNODC Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit partnered with the Yemeni National Committee for AML/CFT to present a workshop on money laundering related to proceeds from human trafficking.
- 17/12/2010On Migrants Day, UNODC unveils tools to help States address plight of smuggled and trafficked victims
People leave their countries for a variety of reasons, whether social, economic, political or religious. Throughout history, migrants have overcome adversity and found a better life elsewhere. The International Migrant's Day, marked every year on 18 December, acknowledges the world's 214 million migrants, recognizes their contributions to society and, importantly, recalls their human rights.
- 13/12/2010Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants
- 08/12/2010A Compendium of Best Practices: UNODC launches the Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants
The First Edition Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants is designed as a compendium of promising practices that States can adopt as measures to counteract organized criminal syndicates, address the vulnerability of smuggled migrants, amongst the many other factors that States face in implementing the Migrant Smuggling Protocol.
Read more here.
- 08/12/2010Basic Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants
- 08/12/2010UNODC Model Law against Smuggling of Migrants
- 01/12/2010Developing & Strengthening National Legislation - UNODC launches the Model Law against the Smuggling of Migrants
- 10/11/2010a united voice to the protection of migrants
The vital work of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and others to respond to the complex and wide-ranging issues relating to migration, including trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, has been underlined at the world's foremost migration forum.
- 06/10/2010Strengthening law enforcement capacity in investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of migrant smuggling
Strengthening law enforcement capacity in investigating and prosecuting perpetrators of migrant smuggling
A three-day expert group meeting was held in Bangkok from 27 to 29 September.
The aim of the meeting was for the expert working group to discuss the elaboration of an in-depth training manual on investigating migrant smuggling and prosecuting offenders of that crime.
The finalized manual will make it easier to transfer expertise and best practices, and thereby strengthen the capacity of law enforcement authorities all over the world to deal with this issue.
Read more here.
- 01/09/2010United Nations launches global plan of action against human trafficking
The United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons was adopted by the General Assembly on 30 July to urge Governments worldwide to take coordinated and consistent measures to try to defeat the scourge. The Plan calls for integrating the fight against human trafficking into the United Nations' broader programmes to boost development and strengthen security around the world.
- 13/08/2010UNODC boosts Cambodian border control capacity
The growing volume of trade between Cambodia and its neighbouring countries means that Cambodian border officers, often operating with poor facilities, insufficient specialized knowledge and limited budget, are requested to carry out timely and effective controls on increasing human and vehicle traffic.
- 14/07/2010UNODC report presents data on smuggling of migrants from Latin America and Africa
According to "The Globalization of Crime: A Transnational Organized Crime Threat Assessment", there are an estimated 50 million irregular migrants in the world today. As a result of global inequalities and restrictive immigration policies, many workers from developing regions risk their lives to access opportunities in more affluent countries. Since they cannot always do so legally, they often look for organized criminal groups to help them.