Home | News    Tuesday 20 May 2014

Khartoum prepares for international conference on human trafficking

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

May 19, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese capital, Khartoum will host on Tuesday the preparatory meetings of the international conference on combating illegal migration and human trafficking which will convene in September.

PNG - 74.3 kb
Map shows trafficking route, stretching from eastern Sudan to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

The preparatory meetings are organised by the African Union (AU) in coordination with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Khartoum and Addis Ababa, and the Sudanese government.

The conference aims to curb human trafficking and illegal migration besides promoting procedures for combating them.

The director of the consular and expatriates department at Sudan’s foreign minister, Abdel-Aziz Hassan Salih, said several central and East African countries will take part in the preparatory meetings.

He added that his government would be represented in the meetings by several officials from the foreign ministry, ministry of interior, refugees’ commission and the national council for population.

The preparatory meetings will be addressed by the state minister at Sudan’s foreign ministry, Obaid Allah Mohamed Obaid Allah, who will present a paper on youth migration.

The preparatory meetings and the conference are funded by the IOM’s offices in Khartoum and Addis Ababa.

Last July, the Sudanese cabinet endorsed a draft bill on combating human trafficking in line with previous government pledges to tackle the issue this year.

The law details human trafficking offenses and penalties while specifying measures aimed at protecting victims and witnesses and maintaining information confidentiality.

The US state department’s 2012 report on human trafficking identifies Sudan as a "source, transit and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking".

Eastern Sudan in particular is believed to be serving as a passage to migrants from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia who seek to reach Europe with the help of human smugglers.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article


 
 

The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Ateny flip-flopping, where is his loyalty to President Kiir? 2017-01-15 07:57:11 By Chuor Deng Chuor The world knows that Ateny Wek Ateny is supposed to be the Press Secretary and official spokesperson of President Salva Kiir. but the reality of the matter is that Ateny has (...)

Obama’s promises and pledges for Darfur went unheeded with lifting sanctions 2017-01-15 06:43:31 By Mahmoud A. Suleiman Barak Obama's Lifting of Sanctions off the genocidal regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Sudan is based on weak, unconvincing, pretty flimsy excuses and very (...)

The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Partial Suspension of Sanction 2017-01-14 21:31:35 “The Final Betrayal of Sudan: Obama administration’s lifting of economic sanctions; UN Ambassador Samantha Power justifying the move, claiming a ‘sea change’ of improvement in humanitarian access” (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Abduction of S. Sudan Chief Justice’s aide illegal, should be condemned 2017-01-16 05:27:50 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16th January 2015 Legal Watch Associates South Sudan has learned with shock and dismay the abduction of Mr Gama Thomas, an aide to the Chief Justice, Chan Reech Madut. (...)

Carter Center welcomes new regulations on humanitarian affairs 2017-01-12 07:53:16 The Carter Center ATLANTA, Januarg 11, 2017 – The Carter Center welcomes the recent regulations issued by the government of Sudan aimed at facilitating humanitarian relief throughout the country (...)

Nertiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir’s regime 2017-01-03 11:54:47 Sudan Democracy First Group Nirtiti massacre in Central Darfur exposes the criminal nature of Bashir's regime 2 January 2017 On the first day of 2016, and only one day after President Bashir's (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.