BANGKOK, 25 July 2016 (NNT) – Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai has ratified and handed the ASEAN anti-human trafficking pact to ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh during the 49th ASEAN Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting in Laos.
The ASEAN anti-human trafficking pact was inked by the leaders of member nations during the 27th ASEAN Summit in November 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The pact is the first effort that legally binds the signatories to jointly eradicate human trade and observes the ASEAN declaration on human trafficking in 2004.
The ratification of the ASEAN anti-human trafficking pact is a testimony to the Thai government’s determination to put an end to human trafficking. Thailand earlier declared the prevention and suppression of human trade a national agenda. The Thai government also plays an important role in the ASEAN joint anti-human trafficking action plan which came into effect on November 21st, 2015.
Thailand is the third nation that signed the ASEAN anti-human trafficking pact. The agreement will be in effect after ratification by at least six member nations. NNT 2016-07-25