The Department of Home Affairs‚ together with the European Union and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)‚ on Thursday launched a system that seeks to strengthen the criminal justice response to human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants.
South Africa was one of them. The project‚ initiated last year but launched in South Africa on Thursday‚ will be implemented in partnership with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) until 2019.
“We welcome this partnership with the EU and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime under the Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants. The UNODC is well placed to assist countries in addressing and combating these challenges‚” said Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at the launch.