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UNODC provides specialized assistance in trafficking in persons prevention in El Salvador

August 16, 2017. Santa Ana, El Salvador. UNODC in coordination with the Organization of Salvadoran Political United Women (MUPUNSAL), organized on Santa Ana, El Salvador the workshop Sensitization on Issues of Trafficking in Persons. The objective of this workshop was to sensitize women of El Salvador Western Region, who work on public affairs, on the current state and challenges that El Salvador faces on the issue of trafficking in persons. 

The workshop was opened by Ms. Nayelly Loya, Deputy-Manager of UNODC Programme Office for El Salvador and Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons Project Coordinator in El Salvador; Ms. Lourdes Gutiérrez, UNODC Regional Project Coordinator on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants; and, Ms. Elizabeth de Laso, MUPUNSAL Coordinator;

In this workshop, Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez delivered a presentation on the International Legal Framework applicable to trafficking in persons, emphasizing on the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention on against Transnational Organized Crime, as well as the differences between trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Furthermore, Ms. Lourdes Gutierrez presented the Blue Heart Pact against Trafficking in Persons.

Additionally, Ms. Erika de Rusconi, UNODC Legal Expert, delivered a presentation about El Salvador national legislation to sanction trafficking in persons and provided an explanation on the different modalities of human exploitation incorporated in El Salvador Special Law against Trafficking in Persons.

At the end of the workshop, all the attendants decided to sign the Eleven Precepts of the Blue Heart Pact which constituent the guiding principles for those joining the Campaign and represents a commitment to social responsibility against trafficking in persons.

The workshop was delivered thanks to the financial resources generously provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador through the project "Preventing and Fighting against Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons in El Salvador", which is being implemented by UNODC.