Online human trafficking prevention course – for youth of Central Asia

Online human trafficking prevention course – for youth of Central Asia

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), jointly with the Academy of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), is planning to develop a master’s course on migration and human trafficking for youth of Central Asia, including Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as Afghanistan.

The educational module was first tested during the training week on June 15-19. Twenty students of the Academy learned about risk factors for human trafficking and smuggling of migrants. In order to disseminate this knowledge and reach a wider audience, the Academy proposed putting the course on an online mode based on the UNODC Education for Justice series of training modules.

Among the speakers are international experts on various issues of human trafficking, including prevention, protection and prosecution, international issues related to drug control and law enforcement, the role of civil society organizations and much more.

Today, in Central Asia and Afghanistan, issues of migration and human trafficking are placed under control of internal departments and are actively discussed by regional groups and representatives of IOM and UNODC.

In Turkmenistan, the implementation of the National Anti-Human-Trafficking Plan for 2020-2022 is analyzed by the Interdepartmental Commission to ensure the compliance with international obligations in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law.