Bangladesh: UNODC conducts specialized training on combatting Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants for law enforcement agencies in Cox’s Bazar 

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh/25 July 2022: Under the framework of GLO.ACT-Bangladesh, UNODC--in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh--organized a capacity building workshop with law enforcement agencies on countering Trafficking in Persons (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM). The discussions focused on national and international legislation to manage TIP investigations in Bangladesh more effectively.

The workshop familiarized participants with essential international legal instruments, frameworks, and investigation techniques related to human trafficking. It also served as a knowledge-sharing platform where investigating officers had vibrant and engaging discussions on handling TIP investigations.

Through group exercises, the investigating officers formulated a standardized response to positively impact victim support services, prosecution and conviction rates in Cox’s Bazar.

Participants emphasised the need to facilitate regular district-level meetings bringing together prosecutors, law enforcement agencies and judicial officers, and establish measures for ensuring victim and witness protection, among others.

This activity contributes to SDG 8 and SDG 16:

(Supported by the European Union)