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

Regional Support Office Purpose and Objectives

Purpose

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.

Objective

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.

Annual Work Plan

The RSO Annual 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 2018 and 2020.

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 Annual 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 Annual Work Plan, 2018-2020

Strategic Plan

The RSO Strategic Plan will guide the activities of the Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) for the 2018-2020 period. The Strategic Plan reaffirms the RSO’s mission to operationalise the Regional Cooperation Framework (RCF):

to reduce irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific region and support and strengthen practical cooperation on countering people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime, including migration and border management and refugee protection.

Please click here to view the Regional Support Office's Strategic Plan, 2018-2020