UNODC Hands Over IT Equipment to FIA in Support of Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts



UNODC with the support of the Government of Australia,  handed over IT equipment which will strengthen the technical infrastructure of the Federal Investigation Agency. The handover was completed in a ceremony at the Director of the Federal Investigation Agency's Lahore Office on 20 March, 2014. The computers, workstations, printers and cameras which were provided along with other technical equipment will serve to improve the agency's internal and external communication, and will be distributed to FIA office locations in Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan and Faisalabad. 

As part of its programme on Border Management and Illicit Trafficking, UNODC works closely with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on capacity building and technical assistance related to human trafficking and migrant smuggling as well as to assess its training capacities relevant to migration management. UNODC completed an assessment of the criminal industry facilitating migration, working with government and non-government partners to set a baseline for engagement in this area, and has delivered training courses to FIA staff on information collection, analysis and reporting in line with international standards. In addition, courses on monitoring and reporting and cooperation and coordination of information collection have been delivered. A number of trainers have been educated in order to ensure sustainability of the institutional knowledge within the FIA.  

Chief Migration Officer Mr. Damien Kilner represented the Government of Australia  and UNODC was represented by Mr. Collie Brown (Officer-in-Charge) in the absence of the Representative at the ceremony .

UNODC acknowledge the important contribution of the Government of Australia in the assistance of UNODC's work to help increase the the Government of Pakistan's ability to tackle the challenges of human trafficking and migrant smuggling .