The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

Regional Support Office Purpose and Objectives


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.


The RSO implements activities under the RCF and acts as a focal point for members for:

  • facilitating information sharing on refugee protection and international migration;
  • supporting capacity building and exchange of best practices;
  • encouraging pooling of common technical resources;
  • offering logistical, administrative, operational and coordination support for joint projects.

Forward Work Plan

The Bali Process Forward Work Plan

The RSO Forward Work Plan developed with oversight and direction from the Co-Chairs of the Bali Process and in consultation with IOM and UNHCR sets out the RSO's programme of work between 2015 and 2017.

The activities outlined in this plan contribute to or are informed by Bali Process Senior Officials' dialogues.

The Bali Process Strategy, the Jakarta Declaration, and seek to complement the forward work programmes of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons and the Working Group on the Disruption of People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Networks.

Please click here to view the Regional Support Office's Forward Work Plan, 2015-2017