The Global Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking (GLOS83)


Project Status: Completed

Project Duration:31/03/2010 - 31/12/2014

Total Budget: US $15,783,475  

Donor: United Arab Emirates


Target Groups

  • Member States.
  • Regional organizations.
  • Multilateral organizations providing technical assistance in trafficking in persons related issues.
  • Private sector companies.
  • UNODC policy makers and technical experts.
  • Non-governmental organizations and other elements of civil society dealing with trafficking in persons and related issues.
  • General public.

Outline And Objectives

Human trafficking has become over the past decade one of the major concerns of the international community and one of the most profitable activities of crime groups world wide. The Global Initiative to combat trafficking in persons is a process in order to ensure success in impact and designed to produce a turning point in the fight against trafficking in persons.

The Global Initiative to combat human trafficking (UN.GIFT)overall objective is to prevent trafficking in persons and reduce the number of trafficked persons worldwide. To realize the overall objective the initiative sets a group of immediate objectives, among which are:

  • Preventing and combating human trafficking by promoting the ratification and implementation of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children.
  • Strengthening the institutional and human capacities of the criminal justice systems.
  • Improving mechanisms for the appropriate identification  referral, support, and protection of trafficked victims.
  • Raising the awareness about the crime and it's devastating consequences on individuals and societies at large.

Key Achievements

  • Governments, civil society organizations, the private sector and other stakeholders aware of, committed to and actively involved in countering human trafficking.
  • UN.GIFT virtual knowledge hub developed.
  • UN.GIFT governance structure for multi-stakeholder cooperation developed.
  • Capacity building of stakeholders through development of joint of programmes and guidance material.
  • Support structures for victims of trafficking created and/or strengthened