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09/09/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2019 00:47

Combatting trafficking in human beings focus of OSCE-supported training seminar in Kazakhstan

An OSCE-supported training seminar on combatting human trafficking concluded on 6 September 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Some 28 representatives of the flag carrier 'Air Astana' and the Education Centres of the Committee of Civil Aviation of the Republic of Kazakhstan from the cities of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Aktau and Shymkent participated in the event.

The two-day seminar was jointly organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the United States Embassy in Kazakhstan.

The seminar focused on the role of civil aviation in identifying and addressing trafficking in human beings. The participants learned about the mechanisms of human trafficking, as well as the international and national anti-trafficking legislation. They were also familiarized with some techniques for in-depth psychological analysis of a suspect's verbal and non-verbal behaviour as well as on ways to identify specific risk indicators. A number of practical exercises provided the participants with the opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge.

The event is part of the OSCE Programme Office's long-standing efforts to support the host country in combating human trafficking and in implementing the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings.