UN.GIFT welcomes ICAT in the UN.GIFT.HUB
From January 2012, the UN.GIFT.HUB will be hosting information from the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT). The HUB will be posting ICAT news updates, publications and events and it now features a permanent section with more information about this multi-agency coordination mechanism.
Formed by 16 international organizations, ICAT is a policy forum mandated to improve coordination among UN agencies and other relevant organizations to facilitate an integrated approach to preventing and combating trafficking in persons. ICAT is currently chaired by UNICEF.
Officially established in March 2007 by General Assembly Resolution 61/180, ICAT operated as an information-sharing mechanism on anti-trafficking efforts for participating organizations from 2006 to 2010. In October 2010, a Working Group and a rotating Chair were established.
Recently, the ICAT Working Group has agreed to strengthen the policy development aspect of its mandate through a series of papers on issues that have surfaced as challenges to anti-trafficking efforts. The ICAT policy series will be launched in 2012 and it will be published in the UN.GIFT.HUB.