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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
Date:  5/15/2012 
Protection from trafficking and sexual and economic exploitation
84. The Government of The Bahamas has introduced national legislation – The Trafficking in Persons (Prevention and Suppression) Act 2008 - to satisfy obligations under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The legislation provides for appropriate services for the victims of trafficking, including psychological counseling and medical and legal assistance.
85. From mid-2009 to the present, senior staff of the Ministry of National Security, Social Development and law enforcement Agencies participated jointly in conferences, workshops and seminars sponsored by international agencies concerned with human trafficking matters.
86. Furthermore, a staff member from the Ministry of Labour and Social Development attended a workshop on human trafficking in New Providence and assisted in the training that was held in Grand Bahama.
87. The Ministry of National Security has contributed information to the Government for the United States Annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report and coordinated an Inter-Ministry Committee to review the report and make recommendations for consideration by the Government.
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