On February, 21, 2013 IOM Minsk conducted Coordination Meeting on Project of International Technical Assistance “Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: Republic of Belarus”. This event was dedicated to the termination of the international technical assistance project which has been started in 2007. The meeting was organized under support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Coordination Meetings proved to be a useful platform for dialogue between state, non-state and international organizations working in the field of combating trafficking in Belarus. This platform provides a possibility for all СT stakeholders to share latest information and statistics, discuss new trends and developments, including legislative. Representatives of the Ministry of Interior responsible for the IOM Programme coordination, IOM, NGOs and GOs representatives come together for joint strategic planning and coordination of counter-trafficking activities in Belarus.
Being the final one in the expiring project this event aimed at evaluation of the project impact in the context of strengthening national capacity to combat human trafficking, reflecting the national interests in the implementation of project activities and strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations involved in combating human trafficking. Areas for future joint project activities in the field of combating trafficking in human beings have been also discussed.