RSO Highlights

Read the latest issues of the RSO's quarterly newsletter to keep up with the latest trends in people smuggling, trafficking in persons, and related transnational crime in the Bali Process region.
Latest Issue
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In this issue, we spotlight Bali Process Member States’ efforts around cross-border collaboration— a cornerstone in addressing the complexities of large-scale irregular migration and related transnational crime in the region.
Previous Issues
December 2023: In Issue 6 of RSO Highlights, we set out some of the ways the RSO is supporting Member States to effectively respond to rising displaced and vulnerable populations.
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August 2023: This issue of RSO Highlights looks back on the launch of a new practitioner guide series to strengthen support to victims of trafficking, RSO training for frontline officers in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, which has seen increased numbers of refugees making dangerous sea crossings, and ongoing work to support Member States’ response to trafficking into online scam centres.
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May 2023: Ministers and Senior Officials across Bali Process Member States gathered for the Eighth Bali Process Ministerial Conference in February 2023 and set out a new Strategy for Cooperation.
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January 2023: We shine a spotlight on the nexus between digital technologies, trafficking in persons and people smuggling – a priority thematic area for the Regional Support Office (RSO) and Bali Process Member States.
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October 2022: Bali Process 20th Anniversary event brings Member States back together to celebrate 20 years of The Bali Process and discuss regional priorities and challenges that have emerged around people smuggling and trafficking in persons.
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June 2022: This issue includes updates on the Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit, the RSO's Capacity building and training activities. It also includes publications updates for Corruption as a Facilitator of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants and the RSO-NEXUS Practitioner Guide Series.