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UNODC keeps supporting in the fight against Human Trafficking

7 October, 2016. Paramaribo, Suriname. With funds provided by the United States of America, through "GLOT59 Global Program against Trafficking in Persons" project, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Carribean (UNODC ROPAN), carried out the "Training of trainers to detect, investigate, and prosecute Trafficking in Persons following a victim-centered approach", from 3-7 October, 2016.

The opening ceremony was attended by Ms. E.Dr.Jennifer Van Dijk-Silos, Minister of Police and Justice of Suriname, Mr. Edwin R. Nolan, Ambassador of United States in Suriname and Ms. Lourdes Gutiérrez, Project Coordinator of the UNODC Office for Central America and the Caribbean.

The event gathered civil servant from different national institutions such as: the Ministry of Justice and Police, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labour, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing, the Nacional Police, Migration Services, the Judiciary and the Attorney General´s Office, as well as representatives from three NGO´s and experts from The Netherlands, St. Marteen, UNODC ROPAN and. UNODC COCOL

During the workshop, the following topics were addressed: International and National Legal Framework of Trafficking in Persons, National Commission against Human Trafficking, Unit of Trafficking in Persons, National Police, Techniques for the Investigation of Trafficking in Persons cases with a special focus on TIP for the purposes of sexual exploitation and for forced labor and Techniques for Interviewing Victims of Human Trafficking.

The last day, it was carried out a Training exercise in the International Airport of Suriname where the workshop participants could apply the theoretical content learned during previous days.

UNODC reinforced its willingness to improve the capabilities of the Caribbean and Suriname institutions in the struggle against Human Trafficking.