Combatting human trafficking in our region
On 18 March, Australia announced a ten year, $80 million commitment to continue our long-running collaboration with ASEAN to combat human trafficking in our region.
Combatting human trafficking is a priority for Australia and ASEAN. This transnational crime crosses borders and requires a regional response.
ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking will build on our 15 year history of supporting improved criminal justice sector responses to this crime in ASEAN, including through our current investment the Australia-Asia Program to Combat Trafficking In Persons (AAPTIP).
Read more about ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking
The investment design has been approved and a request for tenders to support delivery of the investment will soon be published on AusTender (www.tenders.gov.au).
Questions regarding Australia's regional cooperation on countering human trafficking in ASEAN can be directed to the Australian Mission to ASEAN, at ASEAN.Mekong.Program@dfat.gov.au