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17. Document of the Fifteenth Meeting of the Ministerial Council, Madrid (2007)
(Adopted by the OSCE Ministerial Council, 29- 30 November 2007)

DECISION No. 10/07
TOLERANCE AND NON-DISCRIMINATION:
 PROMOTING MUTUAL RESPECT AND UNDERSTANDING
(MC.DEC/10/07 of 30 November 2007)

The Ministerial Council,

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2. Underlines the continued need for participating States to collect and maintain reliable data and statistics on hate crimes and incidents, to train relevant law enforcement officers and to strengthen co-operation with civil society;

3. Encourages the promotion of educational programmes in the participating States in order to raise awareness among youth of the value of mutual respect and understanding;

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5. Calls on participating States to increase their efforts, in co-operation with civil society to counter the incitement to imminent violence and hate crimes, including through the Internet, within the framework of their national legislation, while respecting freedom of expression, and underlines at the same time that the opportunities offered by the Internet for the promotion of democracy, human rights and tolerance education should be fully exploited;

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DECISION No. 8/07
COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS
 FOR LABOUR EXPLOITATION
(MC.DEC/8/07 of 30 November 2007)

The Ministerial Council,

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Calls on participating States to:

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4. Provide increased efforts and more effective procedures to identify victims of trafficking and, in this respect, provide training and resources necessary for this task to their labour inspectors and, where appropriate, step up inspections in sectors vulnerable to labour exploitation;

5. Support and promote partnerships between civil society, including NGOs, and State agencies with a labour protection mandate to monitor working conditions, to provide, among others, assistance to victims and prevent trafficking for labour exploitation and violation of labour laws, including through targeted awareness-raising programmes or voluntary codes of conduct;

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