7th EU-UNODC project steering committee meeting held in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria 24 May 2019 - On 22 May 2019, UNODC, IOM and UNICEF - the three implementing agencies for GLO.ACT - participated in the 7 th EU-UNODC project steering committee meeting held in Vienna, Austria. Participating in the steering committee were European Commission (EC) representatives from the Directorate-General, International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG Home), the European External Action Service (EEAS), EU Country Delegations, as well as UNODC, IOM and UNICEF staff.

The 7 th EU-UNODC project steering committee provided the three project implementing agencies with the opportunity to update EU colleagues on the progress made in terms of project implementation, issues/challenges and transition to impact/results achieved. During the meeting GLO.ACT National Project Officers provided final country updates, explained the type of activities that have been delivered in line with project objectives, and outlined the outputs and the outcomes achieved to date. National Project Officers also presented on what lies ahead in term of the wind down phase of the first phase of the project. The project steering committee meeting concluded after all country presentations were delivered and the final project steering committee concluding the first phase of the project is scheduled for early September.

The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) is a four-year (2015-2019), €11 million joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The project is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). GLO.ACT aims to provide assistance to governmental authorities and civil society organizations across 13 strategically selected countries: Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine. It supports the development of more effective responses to trafficking and smuggling, including providing assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants through the strengthening of identification, referral, and direct support mechanisms.

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www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/glo-act/   

Email: glo.act@un.org  

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