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Enhancing counter-trafficking actions in Moscow



The Executive Committee of Commonwealth of Independent States ( CIS) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration ( IOM) organized in Moscow  the international conference "Enhancing International Cooperation in Counteracting Human Trafficking".


The conference was held as a joint activity within the framework of the CIS Member States' Programme for Combating Human Trafficking and IOM's counter-trafficking projects, funded by the European Union, the United States, Switzerland and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency ( SIDA).


The conference was attended by around 70 participants, representatives of CIS states' law enforcement agencies, the EU Member States, as well as of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ( OSCE).


The main purpose of the conference was to further contribute to and sustain the dialogue among law enforcement professionals, launched by similar initiatives previously organized by IOM in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.  The conference was aimed at strengthening the cooperation between the CIS and EU Member States, UN institutions and other international organizations at bilateral and multilateral levels.


The main result of the conference was the joint elaboration of a final document with the participants' proposals on enhancing counter-trafficking action. The document will be included into a draft  of the CIS Member Nations' Programme for Combating Human Trafficking in 2011-2014.