UN Migration Agency (IOM Egypt) and Partners Launch Counter-trafficking Trainings across Egypt

Cairo, 1 March - The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the National Coordinating Committee on Combatting and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) and the Office of Prosecutor General (OPG) resumed the organization of capacity building trainings on counter-trafficking for prosecutors across Egypt.

IOM supports the Egyptian government’s commitment to enhancing national mechanisms preventing trafficking in persons envisaged through the national strategies implemented by the NCCPIM&TIP, spearheaded by Ambassador Naela Gabr. The trainings are also an extension of IOM’s ongoing cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Justice (MoJ).

The trainings provide prosecutors with reference tools to identify and respond to trafficking cases. “The trainings are a rich extension of the many cooperation modalities with IOM to invest in capacity development of members of the judiciary, as well as technical support facilitating access to knowledge and professional enhancement,” said Counselor Mohamed Ezzat, Chief Prosecutor in The International Cooperation and Human Rights Division.

The trainings are designed for prosecutors across Egypt, starting from the governorates of Cairo, Greater Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Fayoum, and Luxor. The training modules put a strong emphasis on victim protection through international and national legal frameworks.  

The trainings are supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), US Department of State, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TiP), and the European Union.

For more information, please contact Mr. Andrea Dabizzi, at IOM Egypt. Tel: +202-27365140, Email: iomegypt@iom.int.