The UNODC Regional Office for Central Asia has provided the Ministry of Interior with equipment for the establishment of a national anti-human trafficking database in the framework of the UNODC project "Strengthening criminal justice response to human trafficking in Uzbekistan." The equipment includes software, computers, printers, scanners and a server with a total value of USD 200,000. The official handover ceremony was held on 22 September in the premises of the Ministry of Interior. At the event, Mr. Callahan, UNODC Regional Representative for Central Asia, expressed the hope that close cooperation with the national counterparts will be successfully continued and will lead to achievement of the common goals in the field of combating organized crime. Mr. Mukhammadiev, who represented the Ministry of Interior, welcomed the head of UNODC ROCA, expressed appreciation for the assistance provided by the organization to Uzbekistan and provided assurance that such cooperation will have a positive impact on fighting organized crime, in particular, human trafficking.