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UN helps VN tackle child exploitation

Update: October, 01/2013 - 08:41

HA NOI (VNS)— The United Nation Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) yesterday handed over equipment to support investigations of child sexual exploitation crimes in central Khanh Hoa and southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau provinces.

The equipment, including office machines and software programmes worth US$27,000, was part of a $7.5-million project funded by the Australian Government to combat the sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism in the Mekong sub-region.

UNODC Viet Nam Country manager Zhuldyz Akisheva said that the facilities were expected to enhance the capacity of justice and law enforcement officers and ensure expert investigations, offender identification and appropriate support for child victims.

Senior Lt.Col Tran Van Toan, deputy director of the Criminal Police Department, said that this kind of crime was quite new and is a more complex issue in the country, posing challenges to the police. — VNS

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