SOME RESULTS FROM THE UN-EU PARTNERSHIP IN 2009 IN THE AREA OF FIGHTING DRUGS, SMUGGLING AND TRAFFICKING:
In Thailand and the Philippines, government authorities, trade unions and service providers were supported in the coordinated return and socio-economic reintegration of migrants that were victims of labour exploitation including tra!cking.
In Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia, 100 judges and prosecutors were trained on legislation, policies, practices and UN legal tools concerning smuggling of migrants and tra!cking in people. 15 key o!cials and members of competent national authorities were trained in international cooperation mechanisms and NGOs were trained on the criminal aspects of smuggling of migrants and the wider social implications of smuggling.
In Zimbabwe, 250 young people were trained as peer educators on the risk of irregular child migration and human tra!cking. They in turn reached out to around 3,750 peers in and out of school on migration/trafficking.
In Belarus, trainings and conferences to prevent trafficking were held for children, parents and teachers in all regions. A hotline which people could call or email with concerns regarding possible cases of trafficking, provided support through 309 phone calls and 58 email consultations. A shelter for victims of trafficking was opened and specialists working there were trained to offer social and rehabilitation services. A national awareness raising campaign on trafficking was conducted, and 8,000 copies of information materials were distributed promoting the hot-line and giving guidance on safety rules when travelling abroad.