UN Migration Agency, Government of Egypt Train Media Professionals on Migration and Human Trafficking

Capacity Building, Human Smuggling

Cairo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the National Coordination Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP) are organizing two trainings on Countering Trafficking in Persons through Media for journalists and media professionals. Some 19 participants from six media institutions attended the first training on 16–17 August. The second training is scheduled for the last week of September.

The training strengthened the participants’ understanding of trafficking in persons and protection of victims, and shed light on the ethical considerations when reporting on victims of trafficking. Information sessions were led by representatives from the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and by media professionals.

“NCCPIM&TIP is keen on advancing the important role that the media plays in raising awareness on trafficking in persons. We organized the trainings to further advance their knowledge about trafficking and how it threatens the whole society,” said Ambassador Naela Gabr, Chairperson of NCCPIM&TIP.

The trainings are implemented within the framework of two IOM projects: Action to Support the National Coordinating Committee on Combating and Preventing Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP) to create a safe and secure environment in Egypt, and the Regional Development and Protection Programme in Northern Africa, both funded by the European Union.

The trainings support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions) and Goal 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development). The initiative is also in line with the ‘Egypt Vision 2030’ for a fair interdependent society characterized by equal economic, social, political rights and opportunities realizing social inclusion.

For more information, please contact Kristiina Wells at IOM Cairo, Tel: +202 27365140, Email: [email protected]