ASEAN Workshop on Improving Border Controls and Strengthening the Capacities of Law Enforcement Authorities to Address Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Persons, The Philippines


30 May-1 June 2016

Muntinlupa City, The Philippines

Beneficiary: ACMW

As the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOM-TC) is currently responsible to oversee the anti-trafficking initiatives in ASEAN, it is recommended that the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of the Migrant Workers (ACMW) not duplicate the SOM-TC’s efforts with separate initiatives to address the same issues. This is particularly so when there is a separate ASEAN Declaration on Transnational Crime, ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime, and Work Programme to Implement the ASEAN Plan of Action to Combat Transnational Crime, all of which are driven by the SOM-TC. Nonetheless, the ACMW should work closely with the SOM-TC to coordinate and complement each other’s work as far as possible. Hence, it is proposed that the ACMW consider possibilities for joint activities, which the ACMW could recommend to SOM-TC.

As part of its Five Year Work Plan, the Regional Seminar will provide the venue for ACMW and SOM-TC to discuss, exchange and work together on how to improve border controls in AMS. Furthermore, this activity aims to share experiences and practices with a view to enhancing the capacity and understanding of immigration agencies on the linkages between irregular migration and trafficking (ACMW).

For the ASEAN coverage of this workshop, click here.

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