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The U.S. government has awarded the International Organization for Migration (IOM) $750,000 to fund for 24 months its program "Combatting Trafficking in Persons in Micronesia through the Establishment of Protection Framework for Victims of Trafficking". Serving the Marshall Island, Palau, and the FSM, this program will enhance victim protection and train investigators and prosecutors of trafficking in persons (TIP) cases. Further, IOM will conduct awareness training for sectors of society in the three countries. They will also establish a national referral system for the protection of victims of trafficking through partnerships with national and state authorities.
Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern in human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this trend since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through the Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers. In Tacloban their efforts received a vital boost, with the announcement by US Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg that IOM will receive a new two-year grant totaling USD 353,000, working in close cooperation with the Philippines Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) and the US State Department Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP).
مرور روشهای مفید و ابزارهای بین المللی توسط دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در ایران در مقابله با قاچاق انسان و مهاجرین
12 اکتبر2014 - دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در ایران درتاریخ 23 - 24 سپتامبر 2014 اقدام به برگزاری اجلاسی در خصوص قاچاق انسان و مهاجرین با حضور کارشناسان داخلی و بین المللی، قضات، دانشگاهیان، نمایندگان سفارت های نروژ و ایتالیا و همچنین دفتر مرکزی دفتر مقابله با مواد مخدر و جرم سازمان ملل متحد در وین در تهران نمود.دستورکار و محورموضوعات مورد بحث، کنوانسیون سازمان متحد ملل در مقابله با جرائم سازمان یافته فراملی و بررسی روشهای بین المللی مؤثردر مبارزه با قاچاق انسان و مهاجرین بود.
National workshop in El Salvador for the formulation of inter-institutional guidelines for the exchange of information on human trafficking
During the month of October, UNODC conducted a national workshop in San Salvador, El Salvador for the development of inter-institutional guidelines for the exchange of information on human trafficking and related crimes. The aim of these guidelines is to improve the current schemes for the exchange of information in border areas of Central American and the Dominican Republic. With this workshop, El Salvador served as a pilot country for the gathering of final inputs and formulation of these guidelines.
OSCE Special Representative urges judges to avoid secondary victimization in human trafficking cases
Snježana Bokulić, Head of the ODIHR Human Rights Department, presenting The Guiding Principles on Human Rights in the Return of Trafficked Persons (OSCE/Murat Gungor) To assist OSCE participating States in ensuring a human rights based approach in the return of victims of human trafficking, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released a publication containing guidance in this area on 25 September 2014 at a side event during the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw.
A group of United Nations independent experts on slavery, migrants, trafficking, sale and sexual exploitation of children, and internally displaced persons today welcomed this week’s adoption of a legally binding international Protocol to tackle forced labour worldwide and end what they call ‘modern slavery.’
UNODC's Human Trafficking Case Law Database now includes detailed information on more than 1,000 trafficking cases from 83 countries. Such tools are crucial in order to increase the visibility of successful human trafficking prosecutions and convictions, helping law enforcement and justice practitioners from across the world working on human trafficking cases.
World Day of Social Justice: “Fighting human trafficking means fighting poverty, unemployment and inequality
On December 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He called upon private businesses, civil society groups, faith leaders, families, and individuals to recognize the vital role they can each play in ending all forms of modern slavery.
UNODC Executive Director welcomes appointment of new Board of Trustees for UN Trust Fund for trafficking victims
Enhancing state assistance to victims of human trafficking in Ukraine discussed at OSCE-supported conference
OSCE Special Representative publishes human trafficking report on Portugal, praises immediate steps taken
Special Representative calls for victim protection at UK Parliament’s Modern Slavery Bill Evidence Review
OSCE Special Representative, in Uzbekistan, called for co-operative efforts to stop human trafficking
OSCE Special Representative urges prosecutors, judges to fully apply laws, protect human trafficking victims
OSCE Special Representative calls for business community to step up efforts to eliminate human trafficking
Prevention of domestic servitude in diplomatic households imperative, says OSCE Special Representative, in The Hague
International Seminar on "The Critical Role of the Judiciary in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings"
Rights of human trafficking victims discussed by OSCE Special Representative, legal experts, in Warsaw
This blog is the second in a three part series discussing the overlooked topic of child forced labor in large industries such as mining, agriculture and manufacturing. In the field of human trafficking, child forced labor is often inadvertently ignored leading to serious consequence for the world's children.
OSCE Special Representative calls for stronger criminal justice response to human trafficking, including through confiscation
USAID announced this week three new research grants awarded to theUniversity of Southern California, Vanderbilt University and Texas Christian University to study human trafficking and produce evidence that could help USAID and other international development organizations combat human trafficking more effectively.
In a report issued earlier this week, the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, recommended that the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina take additional steps to fully implement its OSCE commitments in the fight against human trafficking.
This blog is the first in a three part series discussing the overlooked topic of child forced labor in large industries such as mining, agriculture and manufacturing. In the field of human trafficking, child forced labor is often inadvertently ignored leading to serious consequence for the world's children. Child forced labor occurs more often in lesser developed countries with weak child labor laws and this blog will focus on the two continents where the mining industry exploits child labor the most: Africa and Asia.
With rising numbers of Mongolian labour migrants moving overseas, there has been an increase in human trafficking, particularly of young Mongolian women for the purpose of sexual exploitation. As a destination country, foreign victims are most commonly trafficked to Mongolia for forced labour, particularly in the construction and mining sectors.
Tackling drugs, human trafficking, crime must be part of post-2015 development agenda, says UN official
The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, highlighted the innovative aspects of the Italian model of anti-trafficking action at the conclusion of her country visit to Italy, praising efforts to assist victims in partnership with civil society.
India: new assessment of victim assistance and criminal justice initiatives against human trafficking
UN and European anti-trafficking experts join forces to fight trafficking in persons in Europe and beyond
The United States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released last week its 2013 annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report includes stories of trafficking victims, country portraits, estimates on numbers of victims, and evaluations of government efforts to combat human trafficking. It also outlines the major forms of human trafficking, including for sexual exploitation, forced or bonded labor, involuntary domestic servitude, among others.
Call for applications: International Seminar for Judges - The Critical Role of the Judiciary in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings
Trafficking victims who commit crimes under coercion should not be punished, says OSCE Special Representative
The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, said at a judicial training seminar in Krakow, Poland on 14 March 2013 that trafficked people's legal rights must be upheld and given the same importance as punishing perpetrators in court.
OSCE Special Representative calls for more co-operation to prevent human trafficking in Mediterranean
Interview with OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings
US President Barack Obama declares January 2013 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
UNODC's Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, spoke this week on combating violence against migrants, migrant workers and their families at the Sixth Summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) - the informal, Government-led initiative addressing interconnections on these key global issues.
The Agency for International Development Cooperation of Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MASHAV - and the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center as well as the Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv are co-organizing the International Workshop "Profiles of Trafficking: Patterns, Populations & Policies" , to be held in Haifa, Israel on May 14-24, 2012.
The two-day 11th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference opened yesterday. This event brings together more than 300 senior government officials, national anti-trafficking co-ordinators and rapporteurs, representatives from international and non-governmental organizations, law enforcement, etc.
Only 4 days remain until the OSCE's 11 th annual conference for the "Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons" will begin on June 20-21 in Vienna, Austria. The conference will include a variety of speakers and cover a wide range of topics. Also, this year for the first time, parts of the conference will be streamed live online.
Since 2005, US law requires the Department of Justice to report progress on combating human trafficking. The latest statistics on suspected trafficking cases in the United States is released every two years; the 2008-2010 edition reports 2,515 suspected cases which is an increase in the number of cases from the last reporting period.
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