eNews@East Asia and the Pacific

Issue 4 | January 6 2011
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Lao People's Democratic Republic


Viet Nam


Joining forces to fight a deadly business: UNODC hosts workshop to address the common challenges of migrant smuggling

Bangkok (Thailand), 21 December 2010 - From 8 to 10 December, 39 law enforcement experts participated in an inter-regional workshop on improving evidence-based knowledge on migrant smuggling from, through and within South-East Asia, which took place in Bangkok. Working in the fields of investigations, data collection and analysis on migrant smuggling, the experts came from Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, France, India, Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Maldives, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Viet Nam as well as from the European Law Enforcement Organisation (Europol), the world's largest international police organization (INTERPOL), the Pacific Immigration Directors' Conference (PIDC) and UNODC. [Read more]

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Upcoming Events

  • Hanoi, Viet Nam - 12-13 January: Computer-Based Training course (Course 5)
  • Hanoi, Viet Nam - 18-20 January: Awareness Raising Workshop on AML/CFT for the commercial banking system
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia - 20-21 January: Computer-based training (CBT) meetings with senior officials from Cambodia law enforcement to assess CBT training on smuggling of migrants and human trafficking


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