Bhutan: UNODC enhances multi-stakeholder cooperation and public awareness to counter Trafficking in Persons 


Gelephu, Sarpang and Tsirang, Bhutan/15 June 2022: In May, a series of three two-day trainings on countering Trafficking in Persons in Bhutan was organised, in collaboration with the Department of Law and Order, Government of Bhutan.

The training focused on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to protect and assist victims and strengthen cooperation and coordination. Over 80 officials from local government, civil society, healthcare, and judiciary from Gelephu, Sarpang, and Tsirang Dzongkhags participated in the discussions.

Special awareness programs on countering Trafficking in Persons were also conducted for over 900 students and educators from various high schools in these areas, raising awareness of Trafficking in Persons and exploring ways to address the problem.

The discussions focused on raising awareness on the issue with examples and good practices in protecting and assisting victims

(Supported by US Department of State)