The Royal Government of Cambodia, through the encouragement of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has submitted an application for Member States of countries that have successfully implemented to eliminate or reduce the impact on migrants Migration and successful implementation of the Global Covenant on Safe, orderly and legal migration.

Ms. Chou Bun Eng, Secretary of State and Permanent Vice Chair of the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking (NEC) The Ministry of Interior told the Post on February 2 that the United Nations, which has the IOM as its secretariat, has Recognize Cambodia's efforts. The organization encourages Cambodia to be included in the list of countries that have successfully implemented (Champion Country) to eliminate or reduce the impact on migrants.

Ms. Chou Bun Eng stated that the elimination or reduction of the impact on migrants includes the violation of human rights. Benefit of Dignity, Trafficking, and Torture Called the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

"Now, because we are working together, the organization sees and encourages the head of state," she said. "The government has submitted a letter to the United Nations. We submitted the letter on January 13 this year."

According to Ms. Chou Bun Eng, in order to be included as a candidate of the country that has successfully implemented, the Royal Government has been pushing for Actively collect data related to human trafficking and migrant workers Good and implementation of cooperation, partnership with related countries as well.

"This membership is a global issue related to the implementation of the Global Covenant on Landscaping," she said. Safe, orderly and legal migration, including cases of human trafficking. "This is encouraging after seeing the efforts to implement the treaty."

Ms. Chou Bun Eng said that by 2020, the NEC Capital-provinces continue their activities in the planned direction despite 19 cases of Kovid and There are some other challenges.

She said that in order for the fight against human trafficking in Cambodia to be effective, stakeholders must adhere to the principles of action. Some such as prevention of human trafficking, victim assistance and law enforcement.

She said that at a time when Cambodia is facing 19 cases of Kovid, the economic crisis has led to unemployment. Close factories in both Cambodia and Thailand. As a result, more than 130,000 Cambodian workers returned to Cambodia from Thailand in 2020.

"This is an opportunity for human traffickers to take advantage of unemployed workers," she said. Do. Therefore, the relevant authorities need to take additional measures to prevent the illegal export of people.

IOM Cambodia greatly appreciates the close cooperation with the Royal Government of Cambodia, especially with Ms. Chou Bun Eng. Cooperation with the past.

IOM confirms that Prime Minister Hun Sen's special note in support of Cambodia to become a member of the IOM Successfully implement to eliminate or reduce the impact on global migrants.