UNODC and IOM launch new initiative to counter migrant smuggling
Two United Nations agencies are joining forces to combat migrant smuggling. They organized an event centering on a Joint Platform on Countering Migrant Smuggling.
The new IOM-UNODC initiative encourages the main stakeholders to join forces against the smuggling of migrants. This may include joint research; reinforcing Member States’ capacities - upon request - to dismantle criminal networks engaging in migrant smuggling; enhancing assistance to smuggled migrants; or supporting the development of prevention strategies and action plans.
For more information on the joint initiative and on persons to contact within both agencies, please read the press release dated from 28 March 2018: http://www.unis.unvienna.org/unis/en/pressrels/2018/uniscp1037.html