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AU Horn of Africa Initiative

2030 Agenda migration-relevant and related target Labels: 
Subgoals 5.2, 8.7 and 16.2 on human trafficking
GCM Thematic Cluster Areas: 
Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery
Migration and organized Crime (trafficking, human smuggling), Regional Consultative Processes and International Regional Fora, Smuggling of migrants

The AU-HOA initiative was launched in 2014, in Khartoum, Sudan, in response to the rise of human trafficking and smuggling of migrants in the region. It involves so called ‘core countries’ Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Sudan and neighboring countries: Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. AU-HOAi also partners with Libya, Tunisia, Norway, Italy, Malta, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Yemen as well as IOs such as IOM, UNHCR, IGAD and other RECs, Interpol, UNODC, and the League of Arab States.

GFMD Source: 

GFMD 2017 - GFMD Dialogue on the Global Compact on Migration - Working Session III