06 May '11, 8am

ASEAN bloc to strengthen fight against human trafficking #ASEAN #trafficking #children #crime #society

ASEAN bloc to strengthen fight against human trafficking #ASEAN #trafficking #children #crime #society

ASEAN trade and economic ministers or their representative hold hands for a group photo during the Preparatory ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting at the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta. -- PHOTO: AP JAKARTA - SOUTH-EAST Asian leaders will take steps to strengthen the fight against human trafficking in the region, according to a draft of a joint statement expected to be released after a summit this weekend. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders will say there is an 'urgent need' for a comprehensive approach to the transnational crime, according to the draft communique which was seen by AFP on Friday. The leaders will acknowledge 'the urgent need for a comprehensive regional approach and a legal instrument' that will enable Asean's 10 member states to help victims, especially women and children, it said. The trafficking of people including women and children ...

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