On April 23-24, the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) sponsored an Armenian delegation of ten representatives from key stakeholder organizations to attend the 18thAlliance against Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Conference organized by the OSCE in Vienna. This year’s event focused on promoting inclusive partnerships to further enhance the coherence of anti-trafficking efforts and strengthen cooperation at the local, national, regional and international level.
Representatives from more than 80 countries, and from international and civil society organizations shared their experiences building local and international partnerships, developing state institutions, and identifying new resources to protect victims, prosecute offenders, and prevent different types of human trafficking. The conference also included workshops focused on topics such as enhancing access to compensation for crime victims, the aspects of gender and human trafficking, the role of civil society, caring for minors, and the need for the media to join the fight against human trafficking.
Participation in the conference supports Armenia’s efforts to modernize its law enforcement and counter transnational crime, as well as human and drug trafficking. It also supports INL’s global goal of keeping Americans safe at home by disrupting international crime, gangs, human trafficking and the flow of illegal drugs around the globe.
Learn more here about how the U.S. State Department INL Bureau works to keep people safe by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad.