UN.GIFT Joint programme presents new research on human trafficking
Two new research studies on human trafficking were presented in Belgrade under the UN.GIFT Joint Programme developed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to Combat Human Trafficking in Serbia.
The studies were conducted with the support of the Serbian Government and are part of a comprehensive programme aimed at implementing Serbia's National Action Plan, adopted in 2009.
The newly presented studies cover different aspects of the phenomenon of trafficking in persons. One focuses on the current criminal justice response to human trafficking. This research was carried out by a team of police and judiciary experts with relevant experiences on trafficking in human beings in Serbia. The research on protection of victims of trafficking and prevention was carried out as a single research study by NGO Atina, the Republic Institute for Social Protection and the Association of Misdemeanor Judges of the Republic of Serbia.
The Joint Programme in Serbia is one the six global programmes of this type developed under UN.GIFT . The Serbia programme is funded by the Government of Belgium, the Government of Switzerland and UN.GIFT. It builds on the achievements of existing initiatives and institutional arrangements, as well as on the acquired expertise of UN agencies in this field.
The development process of the Joint Programme of UNHCR-IOM-UNODC in Serbia, entails a strong participatory and inclusive approach among all relevant stakeholders, both at national and at international level. "As UN.GIFT, I am today extremely happy to see how this cooperation is moving forward with positive results and these studies are a practical example of this cooperation", said Ms. Claudia Gioffrè of UN.GIFT during the presentation event.
The studies are available in Serbian language only, with Recommendations and Introductions in English.
For more information go to the website of UN.GIFT Serbia.