Global Programme against Trafficking

Project Duration: 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2018

Total Budget: US$ 14,012,890

Donors: Norway, Sweden, USA

Target Groups

Legislators; Parliamentarians; Criminal justice practitioners; Military and Peacekeepers; Actual and potential victims of trafficking in persons; Civil society organizations; Society at large

Outline and Objectives

The objective of the Global Programme is to support Member States in preventing and combating human trafficking by promoting the ratification and implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (Trafficking Protocol), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The programme focuses on the development of good practice materials and training programmes that are then put to use in technical assistance programmes. A core function is the development of practical tools for criminal justice actors, including law enforcement, victim assistance providers, prosecutors, judges, policy makers and administrators. While these tools are first developed for global use, they are then adapted and tailored to the local needs of governments, practitioners, and most importantly, those who have been trafficked. UNODC work focuses on the following seven key areas:

  • Prevention and awareness-raising
  • Data collection and research
  • Legislative assistance
  • Strategic planning and policy development
  • Criminal justice system response
  • Victim protection and support
  • International cooperation

This programme is a continuation and expansion of UNODC's Global Program against Trafficking in Persons, developed over the last years.

  Key Achievements

  • The film " Affected for life" on human trafficking produced and translated into six UN languages
  • Several States adopted the Blue Heart campaign
  • Human Trafficking Case Law Database, an online database to collect and disseminate information on human trafficking prosecutions and convictions, developed
  • Model Law against Trafficking in Persons and Handbook for Parliamentarians disseminated through CCPCJ, COP, Permanent Missions, field network, UNODC website and directly to parliamentarians in Egypt and Lebanon
  • Several States assisted in amending/developing anti-human trafficking legislation in accordance with the Trafficking Protocol
  • Several technical material to combat human trafficking published, translated and disseminated
  • UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons established, including terms of reference, substantive content and support
  • Technical material on international cooperation in investigating & prosecuting trafficking cases developed
  • Training sessions on international legal instruments and good practices in international cooperation delivered in Kazakhstan
  • International community and selected countries translated increased awareness of trafficking in persons into national strategies and/or action plans
  • Assisted countries improved their ability to sustainably collect, store, analyze and report data on human trafficking and translate these into legislation, national strategies and/or action plans
  • Selected countries increased compliance of domestic legislation with the Trafficking Protocol
  • Criminal justice actors in selected countries developed an effective response to trafficking in persons
  • Comprehensive and effective legal and administrative systems to assist and protect victims developed by selected countries and translated into legislation, strategies and action plans