Vienna Based UN Agencies Join Forces to Combat Migrant Smuggling

Published: March 30, 2018; 17:52 · (Vindobona)

At the United Nations in Vienna, IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, and UNODC organized an event centring on a Joint Platform on Countering Migrant Smuggling. The aim of the initiative is to deny criminal traffickers the means and opportunity and end the impunity of smugglers.

.. to ensure that criminal justice responses to migrant smuggling are part of holistic, multidisciplinary approaches / Picture: © Flickr

UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov welcomed this joint initiative to pool and leverage the expertise and experience of both organizations in the fight against migrant smuggling, saying: "UNODC is committed to expanding our work and exploring ways of bringing UN agencies together, including to ensure that criminal justice responses to migrant smuggling are part of holistic,…

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