Bali Process

Established 2002

Objectives

Initiated at the Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime held in Bali, Indonesia, the Bali Process aims to address practical issues related to smuggling, trafficking and related transnational crime,
The objectives for Bali Process include:

  • The development of more effective information and intelligence sharing;
  • Improved cooperation among regional law enforcement agencies to deter and combat people smuggling and trafficking networks;
  • Increased public awareness in order to discourage these activities and warn those susceptible;
  • The enactment of national legislation to criminalise people smuggling and trafficking in persons;
  • Provision of appropriate protection and assistance to the victims of trafficking, particularly women and children; and
  • Assisting countries to adopt best practices in asylum management.  

Current Focus

  • Trafficking and smuggling;
  • Irregular migration;
  • Information and intelligence sharing;
  • Border management;
  • Return and readmission;
  • Harmonization of legislation;
  • Asylum practices and management;
  • Victim protection and assistance;
  • Development aid; and  
  • Law enforcement.  

45 Members (Current Co-Chair: Australia and Indonesia)

Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
China
DPR Korea
Fiji
France (New Caledonia)
Hong Kong (SAR of China)
India
Indonesia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Iraq
Japan
Jordan
Kiribati
Lao PDR
Macau (SAR of China)
Malaysia
Mongolia
Myanmar
Maldives
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Pakistan
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Republic of Korea
Samoa
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Sri Lanka
Syria
Thailand
Timor Leste
Tonga
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Vanuatu
Vietnam

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Observer States

Austria
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Italy
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
The United Kingdom
 

Member organizations
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
UNHCR
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Observers

 

Ad hoc Group Members
Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
India
Indonesia
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
New Zealand
Pakistan
Philippines
Sri Lanka
Thailand
UAE 
USA
Viet Nam
IOM
UNHCR
UNODC”

Steering Group

Members of the steering group are: Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, IOM and UNHCR

Secretariat

The Regional Support Office was officially opened in Bangkok on 10 September 2012.
“IOM Canberra provides Technical Secretariat functions for the Bali Process”

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 Recent Meetings

Previous Meetings

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Contact Information

Co-Chairs: Australia and Indonesia

Australian Co-Chair
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R.G. Casey Building
John McEwan Crescent
Barton, ACT
0221 Australia
www.dfat.gov.au

Indonesia Co-Chair
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jalan Pejambon 6
Jakarta
DKI Jakarta
Indonesia
www.deplu.go.id

Bali Process Regional Support Office
Level 27, Rajanakarn Building
183 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2343 9477
Email: info@rso.baliprocess.net

http://www.baliprocess.net/

IOM Canberra
4th Floor Bright Consulting Building
161 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT 2608
Australia
Tel.: +61 2 6267 6655
Fax: +61 2 6257 3743
Email: srogers@iom.int