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23 November 2017 Press release

OSCE – Working Visit by the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

Below, from left to right:  H.E. Ms. Isabelle Berro-Amadei, Ambassador of Monaco to Germany, H.E. Ms. Madina Jarbussynova, the OSCE's Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, and Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

Above, from left to right: Marie-Noëlle Albertini, Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Arnaud Pianta, Secretary for External Relations at the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Alberto Andreani, Programme and Capacity-Building Officer at the OSCE.


H.E. Ms. Madina Jarbussynova, the OSCE's Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, visited the Principality today for a working visit.  During this visit, she gave a presentation to the Monegasque authorities on the OSCE's programme for strengthening the response capacities of countries affected by human trafficking.  The aim of this project, which became operational in 2016, is to organise training based on simulated cases of human trafficking along migration routes, using fictitious scenarios based on real facts relating to sexual or labour exploitation, by creating fictitious codes of criminal procedures.  These workshops are also an opportunity to make a link between terrorism and human trafficking and focus on the effectiveness of legal investigations and prosecutions.

Since 2016, the Principality of Monaco has been taking part in this project to combat human trafficking along migratory routes, by means of a financial contribution, which is due to be renewed in 2018-2019 and announced at the OSCE's next Ministerial Council in December, in Vienna.

Combating human trafficking is a priority for the OSCE and for Monaco.

The Principality is a party to the main Conventions1 on the promotion and respect of human rights, directly or indirectly linked to human trafficking, with the aims of prevention, protection, applying sanctions and developing cooperation in this field.

As a reminder, in 2015, the Principality hosted a joint UNODC/OSCE/INTERPOL conference on emerging transnational threats in the Mediterranean region.  Last October, a Monegasque delegation took part in the OSCE's Conference on the Mass Displacement of Refugees and Migrants in the Euro-Mediterranean area.  Furthermore, between 2010 and 2015, Monaco supported the OSCE's project on preventing human trafficking and helping children who are deprived of parental support in Moldova.


1 United Nations Convention against Transnational Crime of 15 November 2000 and its Additional Protocols;  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and its Additional Protocols;  Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse of 25 October 2007 and Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 16 May 2005.

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