Seven Government Agencies Cooperate to Tackle Human Trafficking

Sonya Michaella    •    23 Agustus 2016 16:00 WIB
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Seven Government Agencies Cooperate to Tackle Human Trafficking
Indonesian female migrant workers (Photo: Antara)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: Seven government agencies have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to tackle human trafficking in the country.

"We need to strengthen cooperation to tackle the problem," said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, here, Tuesday (8/23/2016).

The agencies are the Foreign Ministry, the Law and Human Rights Ministry, the Social Affairs Ministry, the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry, the National Police (Polri), the Attorney General Office (AGO) as well as the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI).

The signing ceremony was also attended by Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly, Social Affair Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Women Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohanna Yambise.

The government recorded 548 human trafficking cases in 2015 and 326 cases in 2014.

The MoU covers five cooperation including prevention, identification and mitigation.


(WAH)