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

Monday, 08 Mar 2021
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Participation in the Coast Guard Global Summit's First Online Pilot Program 

03 March 2021

 

Last week, on 03 March 2021, the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) participated in a panel webinar titled “Illegal Activities Using Fishery Boats and Identifying Methods” as part of the Coast Guard Global Summit’s (CGGS) First Online Pilot Program for Coast Guard Global Human Resource Development. 

 

During this session, the RSO shared its insights regarding maritime crimes that can occur on fishing vessels and are relevant to the Bali Process. This includes the smuggling of migrants by sea, trafficking in persons at sea as well as the relation between trafficking in persons and illegal, unregulated, and unreported (IUU) fishing. Also shared were the steps taken by the RSO to support Member States in their efforts to address these crimes.   

 

The RSO is proud to support the CGGS – hosted by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) and The Nippon Foundation – in their efforts in developing a new educational opportunity for Coast Guards. This valuable opportunity to share and acquire knowledge, experiences and best practices is recognized and greatly appreciated.