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John Wojcik, M.A. International Relations '18

Political Science MA graduate joins the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant

Congratulations to John Wojcik, recent graduate of McMaster's M.A. International Relations '18 who is joining the United Nations Association in Canada as a Junior Professional Consultant!

Dec 05, 2018

John Wojcik is a recent graduate of the M.A. International Relations program in 2018. His MRP examines "The Persistence of Human Trafficking: Challenges of Digitization, Development and Global Governance in Southeast Asia" under the supervision of Dr. Netina Tan. He argues for a reflexive, collaborative approach to address the root causes of human trafficking in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand, and illuminates the profound failure of the global anti-trafficking regime and its prevailing criminal justice response.
John’s interest in human trafficking in Southeast Asia has landed him a job as Junior Professional Consultant with the UN Association in Canada and he will be deployed to Vientiane, Laos PDR to work with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime’s transnational organized crime and illicit trafficking programme in Feb 2019. Working under the supervision of the Regional Representative, he will be working to strengthen the country’s effort to deliver on its commitment to the Global Action Against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT); a project to plan and implement strategic national counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling efforts through a prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships approach. With the specific objective of helping Laos PDR strengthen their criminal justice response to human trafficking and migrant smuggling, GLO.ACT supports the development of a more effective approach to trafficking and smuggling, including providing assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants through the enhancement of identification, referral, and direct support mechanisms. He will also be supporting projects related to combating child sexual exploitation, anti-money laundering, and border control.
Congratulations John! We wish you all success in your career endeavours at the UN Office in Laos.