Stories from UNODC - Eastern Africa

UNODC Training to Somaliland Law Enforcement Officials on responses to Trafficking in Persons

Hargeisa - September 2018: UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa (ROEA) presented a 4-day training of trainer's workshop for law enforcement officials in Hargeisa which aimed at enhancing the knowledge and skills to effectively investigate Trafficking in Persons.

The workshop was presented from 3 - 6 September 2018 in Hargeisa, Somaliland by UNODC expert, Mr. Kelvin Lay. The workshop had a total of thirty-three officials from Somaliland Police Force, Immigration Department, the coast guard and Ministry of Interior security department. Read More...

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UNODC regional workshop seeks to strengthen fight against organized crime in East Africa

Vienna - September 2018: Organized Crime threatens the safety and security of communities, violates human rights and undermines sustainable development. The increasingly transnational and flexible nature of criminal networks allow them to forge sophisticated relationships across borders, overcome cultural and linguistic differences, and adapt as new crimes emerge and opportunities arise.

An effective response to this threat must likewise cross borders. The UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) is the main international instrument to counter this scourge, including by facilitating international cooperation between States.

To further the Convention's reach, UNODC convened representatives from nine Eastern African States from 4-6 September in Vienna, Austria, to support the ratification or accession process of States not yet party to the Convention and its Protocols. The meeting examined the provisions of these instruments, the ratification and accession requirements, and available UNODC tools. Read More...

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UNODC Regional Training Series on Preventing and Countering Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants in Somalia

Somalia - August 2018 - Regional Office for Eastern Africa (UNODC ROEA) finalized a series of three 5-day training workshops for Somali Police Force Officers on "Investigation Tactics for Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Cases".

The workshops targeting Criminal Investigation Officers as well as Immigration officers from Mogadishu, Nugal (Garowe) and Bari (Bossaso) regions of Somalia were held in Chelsea Village, Mogadishu from 14-18 July 2018 and in UNCC, Garowe, Puntland from 21 July to 1 August 2018. A total of 55 officers were trained. Read More

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