A five-year regional project to fight human trafficking across Southeast Asia was launched on May 13 in Hanoi by the United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT).
UN-ACT will work closely with governments, civil society, academic and research organizations as well as the private sector to strengthen policy and operational responses to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and beyond.
By liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations, both at central and local level, the project will help translate what takes place at the policy level into action on the ground and vice versa.
The project aims to ensure that governments are able to deliver the services to victims and punish traffickers.
Lieutenant General Do Kim Tuyen, deputy head of Vietnam’s COMMIT Task Force, said as UN-ACT is a successor to the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, we look forward to a continuation of unique, dynamic and creative interventions to effectively support countries in this region to fight human trafficking.-