1 September 2014
In September 1st 2014 the Government of Lao PDR and the Government of the People’s Republic of China signed the Cooperation in Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Persons agreement in China. This agreement is significant step towards the two countries having more effective and tangible cooperation mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons and to enhance the cooperation in the border areas.
The aim of this agreement is to strengthen the law enforcement cooperation between Lao and China in order to prevent, combat and prosecute transnational trafficking in persons, as well as provide necessary protection and assistance to the victims of trafficking in an effective manner. Cooperation will be carried-out by investigating cases of trafficking, victim protection, capacity building in the areas of prevention and combating trafficking in persons as well as establishing liaison mechanisms in the border areas. Next year a bilateral meeting, hosted by the Lao Government, will be held between the two countries to develop a Plan of Action under this agreement.
For further information, please visit the UN-ACT website for full version of the agreement (Lao and English): http://un-act.org/background/laws-agreements/
Direct link to the agreement in Lao: http://un-act.org/publication/view/agreement-government-lao-pdr-government-china-cooperation-preventing-combating-trafficking-persons-lao-version/
Direct link to the agreement in English: http://un-act.org/publication/view/agreement-government-lao-pdr-government-china-cooperation-preventing-combating-trafficking-persons-english-version/