Interview of UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia in the observance of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

Ms. Ashita Mittal, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia was interviewed by a journalist of O’zbekiston 24 TV channel and answered the most pressing questions on combatting trafficking in person and the role of UNODC in addressing this issue. They discussed: 

  • The current situation around Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Central Asia and Uzbekistan. The roles governments play in addressing this issue;
  • Uzbekistan's approach along with the efforts of the rest of the world  in the context of the World Day Against Human Trafficking, and the role that international cooperation can play in achieving a comprehensive and unified response to this heinous crime;
  • Key insights, regional trends, and challenges from UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons in Central Asia;
  • Training and capacity-building initiatives UNODC has provided to government authorities and law enforcement agencies in Uzbekistan and the region.

Watch the answers in the video below:  


For further information please contact:               

Arifa Fatikhova    

Communications and External Relations Officer 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 

Regional Office for Central Asia

Mobile: (+998 99) 825-05-43 | Email: arifa.fatikhova[at]