ESTABLISHING COOPERATION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The topic “Establishing Cooperation against Trafficking in Women and Children” was included on the agenda of the AALCO at its Fortieth Annual Session held in New Delhi, in June 20-24, 2001 upon a proposal of the Government of Indonesia. In the explanatory note the Government of Indonesia pointed out that trafficking in women and children, a transnational organized crime, was truly international in nature and increasingly became a global concern since the menace of this crime has no boundary. Countries in Asia and Africa, as in other regions, were not immune from the menace of this crime. In response to this threat, UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children were adopted by the UN General Assembly at its Millennium Summit meeting in November 2000.
The topic was deliberated in AALCO Annual Session’s with the aim of fostering greater engagement on the part of Member States with the Convention and its Protocol.