Regional Support Office

 

The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) has been established to facilitate the operationalization of the Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF) to reduce irregular migration in the Asia and Pacific region.

The RSO aims 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.

RSO INFORMATION SHEET:  Overview of the Regional Support Office 
RSO INFORMATION SHEET:  Bali Process Conclusions on Establishment of the RSO

 

The Bali Process


The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) is a voluntary and non-binding process with 48 members including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). There are a further 27 observers to the process.


For further information on the Bali Process, click here

 

The Regional Cooperation Framework

 

The RCF is an inclusive and non-binding initiative of the Bali Process. Under the RCF, member states are encouraged to enter in to practical arrangements which:

  • promote human life and dignity;
  • seek to build capacity to process mixed flows and where appropriate utilize available resources;
  • reflect principles of burden sharing and collective responsibility while respecting sovereignty and the national security of concerned States;
  • seek to address root causes of irregular movement and promote population stabilization wherever possible;
  • promote orderly, legal migration and provide appropriate opportunities for regular migration;
  • avoid creating pull factors to or within the region;
  • undermine the people smuggling model and create disincentives for irregular movement, and may include, in appropriate circumstances transfer and readmission;
  • support and promote increased information exchange while respecting confidentiality and upholding the privacy of affected persons.
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RSO Newsletter - Edition Eight

Posted On: Thursday, 19 February 2015
RSO Newsletter - Edition Eight

RSO Newsletter - Edition Seven

Posted On: Monday, 3 November 2014
RSO Newsletter - Edition Seven
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Expert Workshop on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)

Date: Friday, 15 May 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
IOM with the support of an academic expert is currently developing a thematic brief on ?Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR).?  The planned thematic brief on AVRR will build on the ......

CIFAL-RSO Training Workshop on Enhancing a Victim Centered Approach to Trafficking in Persons

Date: Monday, 22 June 2015
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 22-25 of June, 2015 and......
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