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ALTHOUGH 90 percent of the world's countries now criminalise human trafficking, the number of adjudicated cases is extremely low, which sends a message to criminals that trafficking in persons is a low-risk high-gain crime, an official of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said on Monday. Source: Qatar Tribune Sept 9 2014
Actors participating in an IOM and Colombia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs new campaign named “Working together in a chain reaction against trafficking in persons” which is designed to challenge pedestrians at busy intersections in the cities of Bogotá, Cali and Pereira with the specter of a fellow Colombian in danger. © IOM 2014
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.’
World Day of Social Justice: “Fighting human trafficking means fighting poverty, unemployment and inequality
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
Since the 2010 launch of its Blue Campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made a wide range of resources available to help increase awareness and educate the general public on the indicators of human trafficking. Take a few minutes out of your day to complete the training.
OSCE Special Representative calls for redoubled efforts against modern-day slavery on Anti-Trafficking Day
OSCE Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference to stress non-discrimination and empowerment
Ms Suravi Sarkar, Project Coordinator, Banglanatak.com.uses theatre as an instrument to spread awareness on important issues relating to rights and entitlement, health, safety and environment. In an interview, she shares her experiences on human trafficking while working with vulnerable communities around the Indo-Bangladesh border.
UNODC, IOM hold joint training of Police and the Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration in Rwanda
Verite just released their new Fair Hiring Toolkit which offers tools, guidance, and approaches to support the responsible recruitment and hiring of migrant workers in global supply chains. This tool will help producers, suppliers, governments, investors, anti-slavery or labor-rights organizations, social auditors, etc. to protect migrant workers.
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.
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