IOM Egypt and Egyptian Public Prosecution Co-Organized a Symposium on Combating Transnational Organized Crime

Cairo - IOM Egypt in collaboration with the Egyptian Public Prosecution Office organized a symposium on “Enhancing and expanding the cooperation on the role of law and investigation on the protection of unaccompanied and minor children against migration related crimes” from 22nd to 24th November,2022 in the New Administrative Capital, Egypt.

The event was attended by 70 Senior Prosecutors from Egypt, Mauritius, Uganda, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Angola, Tanzania, DRC, Zambia, Rwanda, Tunisia, Kenya, Sudan, Palestine, Jordon, Lebanon and Germany as well as representatives from Denmark, USA, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal Embassies in Cairo.

The symposium served as an excellent opportunity to gather the African Prosecutors Association members (APA) and Arab Prosecutors to enhance their knowledge and exchange experiences and challenges on topics relevant to vulnerable migration children with a focus on cybercrime from a national and international perspective in this area there was a high contribution from the INTERPOL.

The Symposium as well saw the contribution of the Egyptian counterparts and IOM work relevant to children on the move. It tackled the means of enhancing international Judicial cooperation among APA members.

Finally, the event witnessed the soft launching of the APA website that was created under PRM generous funding ARMP. The completion of this symposium contributes to the acknowledgement of the urgent need to support and protect vulnerable migrant children.

This activity was generously funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration under its ARMP Cairo Sub-regional office and the Government of Denmark through SPHERE project.

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