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GLO.ACT Objectives

Aims and objectives

The initiative works alongside partner countries in developing and implementing more effective national and international responses to trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling linked to the following pillars of intervention:

How does it work?

GLO.ACT addresses trafficking in persons (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM) through five pillars:

GLO.ACT supports policy & strategy     GLO.ACT provides legislative assistance

Work with governmental authorities to develop and sustain effective strategies and policies to address trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling, tailored to their national context.

   

Work with governmental authorities to ensure that domestic legislative frameworks meet international standards for criminalizing trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling.

GLO.ACT upgrades knowledge and skills     GLO.ACT facilitates international cooperation

Work with governmental authorities to enhance the capacity and knowledge of criminal justice practitioners to combat trafficking in persons, migrant smuggling and assisting and protecting victims as well as vulnerable migrants.

 

 

Promote cooperation and
information exchange with law enforcement on the identification, investigation and prosecution of
offences related to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants.

     

Work with governmental authorities and civil society organizations to develop assistance and support programmes for victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants, including children, through the strengthening of identification, referral and protection mechanisms.

 

 

 

Outcomes

Apart from preventing and addressing TIP and SOM in each country, we also expect GLO.ACT to enhance the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children and the Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air. Both protocols supplement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). We also anticipate that the project will have some bearing on the ability of the 5 selected countries to further develop their post 2015 UN Development Agenda. In fact, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda calls for an end to trafficking and violence against children, as well as the need for measures against human trafficking. This means that we now have an underpinning for the action needed under the provisions of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its protocols on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling

 

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