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20 January 2018:  Cultural event by  Mayor of the City of Bogotá, Colombia


24 January 2018: Government of Colombia public event to share good practices on preventing TIP and SOM


22 May 2017:  Special Event during the 26th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

EU-UNODC Cooperation: Addressing Trafficking in Persons & Migrant Smuggling. Read more here.


February to May 2017: Launch of GLO.ACT in countries

Kyrgyz Republic - 31 May 2017 - Read more here.

Brazil - 19 April 2017 - Read more here.

Lao PDR - 8 April 2017 - Read more here

Nepal - 7 March 2017 - Read more here.

Colombia - 23 February 2017 - Read more here.


26 September 2016: Launch of GLO.ACT in countries

South Africa - 26 September 2016. Read more here.


25 May 2016:  Special Event during the 25th Session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ)

European Union and UNODC Cooperation to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants  (Introducting GLO.ACT)

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March-June 2016: Consultative Assessments

Between April and June 2016, UNODC successfully completed 12 consultative assessments on country`s responses to trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Between July-December 2016, the resulting 12 reports were finalized and disseminated to the EU, IOM, UNICEF and Government authorities for review, consultation and endorsement. On this basis, UNODC is jointly finalizing workplans with the Governments which will provide a basis for the implementation of activities until 2019. 


16 - 17 March 2016: Expert Group Meeting

Designing the methodology for undertaking a needs assessment

The objective of the 2-day Expert Group Meeting is to assist UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section in the development of an assessment framework and methodology for the 13 countries to cover the areas of project focus: strategy and policy development, legislative assistance, criminal justice capacity building, regional and trans-regional cooperation and assistance to victims, including special protection measures for children. Read more here.


21 January 2016: Launch of the Global Action

The official launch of the Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants by the EU, UNODC, IOM and UNICEF in Brussels, Belgium. Participants include representatives from EU institutions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations as well as country representatives. For more about the work we do, please read our webstories here.


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