July 28, 2022 Participation in the International Conference "STRENGTHENING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP IN COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS".
Organizers: National Commission to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Supported by UNODC, Winrock Int, USAID, IOM, OSCE.
The conference was attended by representatives of government organizations and civil society organizations from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
The conference participants discussed national practices of combating human trafficking, the implementation of the Bukhara Declaration, the problem of using the Internet for human trafficking and exchanged national experience in combating human trafficking at the state border.
Nodira Karimova, Chairman of the Republican Social Information Center "ISTIQBOLLI AVLOD":
"We must talk about this problem so that everyone understands that trafficking in persons exists and knows what needs to be done in order not to be among the victims. And we must always remember that those who have suffered from human trafficking need In Uzbekistan, the law “On Combating Trafficking in Persons” was adopted, which very clearly outlines all the powers of state structures that are involved in countering this phenomenon. NGOs assist in the implementation of this law, as well as the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers “On approval at the national level of the referral system for victims of trafficking in persons or presumed victims of trafficking in persons” dated February 8, 2021. This is a very important step for Uzbekistan, since not all neighboring countries have adopted such documents, and we will share successful practices in countering trade, in helping those who have suffered from it."
Marlis Dzhumabaev, Head of the First Department of the Main Criminal Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, police colonel:
"Meetings like today's are also important because personal contacts are being established between law enforcement systems and the civil sector. This is necessary in order to jointly counter such evil as human trafficking."
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