IGAD to Tackle Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration

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The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is holding a National Consultation Workshop towards the development of the Protocol on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration in the IGAD Region, as part of efforts to legalize movement between these countries and reduce illegal migration.

According to press release issued by the organization on Saturday, The consultative meeting to be held in Khartoum on 13-16 November will seek to establish a protocol on the free movement of transport and individuals in the region. 

The aim of the protocol is to promote the organization of the huge informal movement currently taking place in the region while at the same time promoting legal mobility within the region.

The three-day workshop aims to obtain contributions from national stakeholders and experts on the benefits and barriers to free movement of persons, the statement said. 

IGAD has received a grant from the European Union Emergency Trust Fund with the intention of facilitating the establishment of a free movement regime within the IGAD region.

This three-day workshop is aimed at getting inputs from national stakeholders and Experts on benefits and barriers to free movement of persons; deriving National Recommendations towards the Provisions of the Protocol and Developing a Roadmap for the Negotiation and adoption of the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the IGAD Region.

This National Consultative Workshop will bring in experts on migration and related themes as well as all national stakeholders from each of the Ministries and Authorities of Government, Civil Society Organizations, Academia, Private Sector and Media to contribute to effective migration governance.