UN body launches project to counter human trafficking
New : UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Tuesday launched its anti-human-trafficking programme in association with the governments of India and the US. The US government will provide a help of over $2 million for the project that would be implemented in the states of West Bengal, , Goa and Andhra Pradesh.
"Trafficking in persons is a human tragedy that requires international cooperation," said Robert O. Blake, deputy chief of mission of the US . He added that through a series of programmes over a two-year , the project will provide to raise awareness among officers of human trafficking and strengthen their capacity to investigate and prosecute traffickers. The US Office of Global Trafficking in Persons over $50 million in anti-trafficking programmes in India and elsewhere in the world.