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August 26, 2014

25 August 2014 (NNT) – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has officially entered an agreement with the United Nations to step up the clampdown on human-trafficking.

DSI chief Pol. Gen. Chatchaval Sooksomchit, on Monday, joined Mr. Jeremy Douglas, representative from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in the signing of an agreement to step up the cooperation to prevent and crack down on human-trafficking.

The DSI has been entrusted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice to sign the agreement which will lead to the organising of a workshop and the appointment of counsellors to an anti-human trafficking centre as well as the procurement of essential equipment for it.

Such a move is said to require two years to complete, with the U.S. government offering 15 million baht to go with Thailand’s allocation of 6 million baht to carry out the task.

Mr. Douglas said that the agreement is a good opportunity for both sides to step up the anti-human trafficking movement in ASEAN region before the cooperation moves on to take care of other problems in the future.

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