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Workshop on Holistic Approaches to Countering Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Labour Exploitation

Category
Event
Venue
Kyiv, Ukraine
Date(s)
Subject
Trafficking in human beings & migration-related crime

Description

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.

Summary

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.

Information

Added on
28 Feb 2019
Origin
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit
Type
Workshop
Organizer
OSCE / Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, INTERPOL, Government of Ukraine
Participants
Government officials, Law enforcement officers, International organizations, Humanitarian organizations
Region
Lithuania, Turkey, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, France, Sweden, Italy
Keywords
international police cooperation, inter-institutional coordination
Rights
OSCE