About the Bali Process

Since its inception in 2002, the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) has effectively raised regional awareness of the consequences of people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime. It is a forum for policy dialogue, information sharing and practical cooperation to help the region address these challenges. The Bali Process Strategy for Cooperation, including a forward work program of activities, guides the work of the Bali Process in implementing priorities directed by Ministers.

The Bali Process, co-chaired by Indonesia and Australia, has more than 48 members, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as a number of observer countries and international agencies. It also includes the Ad Hoc Group, bringing together those most-affected member countries, and relevant international organisations, to address specific people smuggling, trafficking in persons, and irregular migration issues in the region.

At the Sixth Bali Process Ministerial Conference (March 2016), Ministers confirmed the core objectives and priorities of the Bali Process through the endorsement of the Bali Process Declaration on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.  The Declaration acknowledges the growing scale and complexity of irregular migration challenges both within and outside the Asia Pacific region and supports measures that would contribute to comprehensive long term strategies addressing the crimes of people smuggling and human trafficking as well as reducing migrant exploitation by expanding safe, legal and affordable migration pathways.  

The Regional Support Office (RSO) of the Bali Process was also established to support and strengthen practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling, and other components of migration management in the region.

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Summary: Meeting of National Training Directors, 16-18 February 2016

Posted On: Thursday, 25 February 2016
A Meeting of National Training Directors (Heads of Education at Police, Immigration and Related Agencies) was co-hosted by the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) and the Regi......

Concept note: Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit

Posted On: Wednesday, 17 February 2016
The RSO, in consultation with Bali Process members, is developing a toolkit that will allow interested States to evaluate and improve how they register births, deaths and marriages that occur on......
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Second Meeting of the Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit Technical Advisory Group

Date: Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Following the successful first meeting of the Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on 4-5 April 2016, the TAG will hold its second meeting in Bangkok on ......

Call for Nominations: Training Workshop on Enhancing a Victim Centered Approach

Date: Monday, 13 June 2016
Location: Jeju, Republic of Korea
A training workshop, Enhancing a Victim Centered Approach: Identification, Assistance, and Protection of Trafficking Victims in the Asia-Pacific Region, will be held from the 13-16 June, 2016 and is......
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