Bali Process Meeting on Cross-border Information Sharing to address people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime
The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) hosted a meeting of stakeholders of the Bali Process to discuss cross-border information sharing to prevent, disrupt and prosecute people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime on the afternoon of 20 June 2018, Bangkok, Thailand. This meeting was funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Bali Process project to increase cross-border information sharing.
The meeting brought together representatives from twenty-three countries and three organizations and provided an opportunity to advise project stakeholders of the availability and benefits of Bali Process resources for information sharing, including the newly developed Bali Process Guidelines for Information Sharing to Address People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime.
In a series of panel discussions, participants examined current successes and challenges and the operational value of effective cross-border information sharing in the region and provided an opportunity for stakeholders to develop and strengthen networks with a shared and consistent understanding of information sharing.