Posted by: africanpressorganization | 26 March 2010

Angola / IOM Conducts Training on Document Fraud – IOM Angola is currently hosting a workshop for immigration and border management officials to improve their ability to detect and combat travel document fraud and to improve passport issuance systems.

 

 


 

 

Angola / IOM Conducts Training on Document Fraud – IOM Angola is currently hosting a workshop for immigration and border management officials to improve their ability to detect and combat travel document fraud and to improve passport issuance systems.

 

 

LUANDA, Angola, March 26, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IOM Press Briefing Notes

The three-day training, organized in cooperation with Angola’s Ministry of Interior, brings together 42 law enforcement officials to provide them with the necessary skills to recognize identity fraud and to improve the safety and quality of travel documents.

“Cooperation between national and international entities is essential to protect the rights of migrants who because of passport fraud suffer from abuse and exploitation at the hands of criminal networks”, says Katharina Schnöring, IOM’s Chief of Mission in Angola

Various UN treaties and declarations of the UN Security Council, including the UN Convention against Transnational Crime – one of the key documents on this subject – give special attention to the issue of passport fraud, which plays a significant role in the facilitation of various domestic and transnational crimes such as human trafficking, immigration and financial fraud and identity theft.

This workshop is funded through IOM’s 1035 facility, which has supported more than 312 projects in 89 Member States since 2001.

 

SOURCE 

International Office of Migration (IOM)


 


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