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National workshop in El Salvador for the formulation of inter-institutional guidelines for the exchange of information on human trafficking

UNODC - 11 November 2014 - San Salvador, El Salvador



During the month of October, UNODC conducted a national workshop in San Salvador, El Salvador for the development of inter-institutional guidelines for the exchange of information on human trafficking and related crimes. The aim of these guidelines is to improve the current schemes for the exchange of information in border areas of Central American and the Dominican Republic. With this workshop, El Salvador served as a pilot country for the gathering of final inputs and formulation of these guidelines.

The workshop, celebrated on October 8-9, 2014 in the Hilton Princess Hotel, is framed under the project "Support to A.B.1. Regional and inter-institutional coordination for border security in Central America", implemented by UNODC with resources provided by the Government of Canada.

The sessions were attended by 24 officials of the National Council against Human Trafficking in El Salvador. Furthermore, national experts as well as experts from regional institutions were present, including representatives of the Attorney General's Office of El Salvador; the National Police of El Salvador; the Shelter for girls victims of human trafficking in El Salvador; the Central American Integration System (SICA); INTERPOL; International Organization for Migration (IOM); an expert of criminal justice from Costa Rica, and UNODC.

UNODC believes that coordinated work between national, regional and international organizations is the key to have strong, self-sufficient and proactive institutions in Central America and the Caribbean for developing effective responses to combat trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.