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 Seven

Posted On: Monday, 3 November 2014
RSO Newsletter - Edition Seven

RSO Newsletter - Edition Six

Posted On: Wednesday, 5 March 2014
RSO Newsletter - Edition Six
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3rd Drafting Committee for the Policy Guides on the identification and Protection of Victims of Trafficking

Date: Thursday, 8 January 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
In March 2014, it was recommended a set of policy guides be developed which focus on issues of identification of victims of trafficking, and the provision of assistance, return and reintegration. ......

Training Workshop on Comprehensive Approaches for Addressing Irregular Movements by Sea

Date: Monday, 19 January 2015
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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