ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking: Investment Design
This document describes the design of Australia's ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking program, which was announced at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney on 18 March 2018. This ten year commitment continues Australia's long-running collaboration with ASEAN to combat human trafficking in our region. It is proposed that the program will work through ASEAN bodies and with ASEAN Member States. It is designed to support ASEAN Member States' commitments under the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. The proposed investment is focused on the achievement of three objectives:
- enhancing the regional-level capability of ASEAN to oversee and implement ACTIP
- enhancing national-level capability of individuals, groups and organisations in ASEAN countries to implement ACTIP, and
- engaging a broader range of actors in public policy to improve ACTIP implementation.
This Design Document is released ahead of a planned Request for Tender (RFT) as detailed in the DFAT Annual Procurement Plan.