The United States embassy in Khartoum has welcomed Sudan's accession to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. The protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime.
The embassy issued a statement saying that Sudan's accession establishes a national and international legal framework for it to combat human trafficking. The framework is in accordance with the anti-human trafficking law passed by the government in Khartoum in March this year and the establishment of the National Commission to Combat Human Trafficking soon after; it also reflects the ongoing efforts of the Sudanese government to eradicate this type of crime.
"We urge the government of Sudan to show regional leadership towards this problem through the translation of these new national and international commitments into actions," said the US embassy. "This will help to prevent trafficking, protect victims of trafficking and tackle this heinous crime."