UNODC DEVELOPS TRAINING CURRICULUM FOR MALAWI POLICE SERVICE RECRUITS AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS

The need for a specialised training on trafficking in persons for law enforcement officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship services and the Malawi Police Service demands for a review of the Police Recruit Training Curriculum and development of the training Manual.

 

Speaking during the Pre-testing of a new Police Recruit Training Manual on Trafficking in Persons and National Consultations workshop held at Kanjedza Police Training College in Blantyre on 23 October 2019, the British High Commissioner to Malawi, Ms. Holy Tett, stated that all law enforcement officers need a specialised training on the peculiar nature of human trafficking so that they are up-to-date with the mode of commission of the offence as well as victim identification techniques.

She said that the UK Government is happy to support Malawi reforms through UNODC as such interventions are an investment that improves service with a long-term impact.

UNODC carries out anti-trafficking work in Malawi under project "Strengthening the implementation of a comprehensive response to trafficking in persons in Malawi", in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and with the financial support of the United Kingdom. Implemented as part of the UNODC Global Programme against Trafficking in Persons, jointly with the UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa, this project contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in particular SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.