National Observatory of Migration and INLTP sign partnership agreement

The National Observatory of Migration and the National Authority to Combat Trafficking in Persons (INLTP) signed a partnership agreement in order to provide a framework for cooperation and strengthen the partnership between the two sides in the areas of research, studies, documentation, publishing, training and skill support, the Observatory said in a statement Saturday.


The agreement was signed at the headquarters of the authority by Director General of the National Observatory of Migration Ahlam Hammami, and President of the INLTP Raoudha Laabidi.


Laabidi said the authority is currently working on the implementation of the project of the regional center for training of trainers in the field of combating trafficking in persons and its legal, security, medical and social aspects. The national report on the fight against trafficking in persons for 2021 revealed that half of the victims of trafficking in persons are foreigners, mostly African, she noted.


For her part, the Director General of the National Observatory of Migration stressed the importance of this agreement in consolidating cooperation with the authority. She called for more coordination with all institutions and organisations working in the field of migration in Tunisia in order to establish clear and precise migration governance policies, according to an integrated, balanced and comprehensive approach.


Ahlam Hammami welcomed the initiative of the INLTP to launch the national referral mechanism for victims of trafficking in persons which provides all the information and data in a timely manner, to help stakeholders to take care of victims of trafficking in persons.


The National Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons is the first of its kind in North Africa and the Middle East and has four components: prevention, protection, cooperation and interception of trafficking networks.


Source: Tap News Agency