The workshop was organized by the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the OSCE Transnational Threats Department and Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, with the support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and INTERPOL.
Some 70 representatives of national institutions of Ukraine and eight other OSCE participating States - the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and Turkey – completed a two-day workshop in Kyiv on 20 February 2019 focusing on holistic approaches to countering trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation.
Representatives of Ukraine’s Ministry of Social Policy, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the Labour Inspectorate, the National Police, the State Border Guard Service and the State Migration Service shared and exchanged information and good practices with their counterparts from the other countries with the aim of improving international co-operation and facilitating joint investigations.
Representatives of civil society organizations and relevant international organizations also took part in discussions.
The workshop is part of a larger OSCE project to build local capacities to counter trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of migrants in Ukraine. The project is supported by Austria, France, Norway and Switzerland.