Twelfth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 31 October 2017
The 12th Ad Hoc Group (AHG) Senior Officials’ Meeting of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) was held in Kuala Lumpur on 31 October 2017.The Meeting reviewed progress of AHG activities and achievements since the Sixth Bali Process Ministerial Conference (BPMC) (23 March 2016, Bali) and the 11th AHG Senior Officials’ Meeting (16 November 2016, Colombo). This included the activities of the Bali Process Working Groups on Trafficking in Persons and Disruption of People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Networks, and of the Bali Process Regional Support Office (RSO), and the key outcomes adopted by Ministers, including establishment of a Consultation Mechanism, implementation of the Review of the Andaman Sea Events of 2015, and launch of the Government and Business Forum. The Meeting discussed Bali Process engagement with the Global Compact on Refugees and the Global Compact on Safe, Regular and Orderly Migration. The AHG also considered a further updated Bali Process Strategy to incorporate key initiatives to sustain the momentum in regional cooperation achieved at the Ministerial Conference.