See also:

Trafficking in Persons
PROJECT CHILDHOOD: Protection Pillar: 'Enhancing law enforcement capacity for national and transnational action to identify and effectively act upon travelling child-sex offenders in the Mekong'
Strengthening of the legal and law enforcement institutions to prevent and combat human trafficking (LAO/R76)
Training of Trainers to enhance police response in addressing child sexual exploitation in the Mekong
(6 August 2013)
Better regional coordination needed to fight online sexual abuse of children in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region
(21 June 2013)
Thai and Cambodia police work on more effective anti-human trafficking cooperation
(1 April 2013)

Related Documents
Combating trafficking in persons: A Handbook for Parliamentarians
Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Online edition)
Training Manual: Assistance for the Implementation of the ECOWAS Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - Executive Summary
Related sites
United Nations Inter Agency Project on Human Trafficking

Trafficking in Persons

UNODC supports a victim centred and human rights based approach to all aspects of combating trafficking in persons.

Programme Outcomes

Cases of trafficking in persons identified and effectively acted on

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Programme Outputs

  • Legislative frameworks meet international obligations and standards
  • Information on trafficking trends and country responses used by stakeholders for evidence-based responses
  • Informed and capable frontline law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges
  • Systems established for quickly identifying and assisting victims
  • Mechanisms established to promote cooperation between criminal justice agencies within and between borders
  • Corporate sector organisations adopt codes of conduct

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Possible indicators of Trafficking in Persons

This is not an exhaustive list. Neither does the presence of any of these indicators in isolation necessarily establish that trafficking is taking place. If you are concerned that a person might be a victim of trafficking however, you should contact the appropriate authorities.

If a person

  • Has his or her passport or identity documents held by someone else.
  • Seems incapable or reluctant to speak for themselves.
  • Is living in very poor living conditions.
  • Has injuries indicative of an assault.
  • Has limited apparent freedom of association.
  • Lacks access to earnings.
  • Is having his or her movements controlled or restricted...

he or she might be a victim of trafficking

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Key areas of activity

  • Stronger victim identification and support through the promotion of National Referral Mechanisms in the region
  • Greater specialist police capacity through enhanced proactive investigative capacity
  • Better knowledge of human trafficking among front line law enforcement officers through the delivery of Computer Based Training

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