Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 5
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is conducting a training in the Turkmen capital of Ashgabat aimed at strengthening the organizational capacity of Turkmenistan's public associations working in the field of combating human trafficking, Trend reports referring to Turkmenistan’s Orient.tm news agency.
The event is held with the assistance of the UN’s specialized agency in the framework of the “Enriching Youth for Tomorrow” program of the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Turkmenistan is implementing the National Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings.
Turkmenistan joined the IOM as a full member in 2013. Prior to this, a cooperation agreement was signed between the government of Turkmenistan and IOM in June 1998. The IOM mission in Turkmenistan began its work in 2005.
The main program areas of joint work include combating human trafficking and assistance to migrants; technical cooperation and border management; emergency management and disaster risk reduction.
Information and educational events are being held as part of the joint programs, and the institutional and professional potential of the relevant structures of Turkmenistan is being built up.