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Bali Process 2016

Jalan Kawasan Nusa Dua Resort, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

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Since its inception in 2002, the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Bali Process) has effectively raised regional awareness of the consequences of people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime, and developed and implemented strategies and practical cooperation in response. More than 45 members, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), as well as a number of observer countries and international agencies participate in this voluntary forum. In 2016, Bali Process will be held in March (dates TBA) The core objectives of the Bali Process are: · the development of more effective information and intelligence sharing; · improved cooperation among regional law enforcement agencies to deter and combat people smuggling and trafficking networks; · enhanced cooperation on border and visa systems to detect and prevent illegal movements; · increased public awareness in order to discourage these activities and warn those susceptible; · enhanced effectiveness of return as a strategy to deter people smuggling and trafficking through conclusion of appropriate arrangements; · cooperation in verifying the identity and nationality of illegal migrants and trafficking victims; · the enactment of national legislation to criminalise people smuggling and trafficking in persons; · provision of appropriate protection and assistance to the victims of trafficking, particularly women and children; · enhanced focus on tackling the root causes of illegal migration, including by increasing opportunities for legal migration between states; · assisting countries to adopt best practices in asylum management, in accordance with the principles of the Refugees Convention; and · advancing the implementation of an inclusive non-binding regional cooperation framework under which interested parties can cooperate more effectively to reduce irregular movement through the region.

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Event Times and Dates:

March 1 - 30, 2016