International Organizations United against Trafficking in Persons

13 December 2010

The United Nations and key relevant international organizations launched a first joint publication detailing recommendations for coordinated future action to combat trafficking in persons during the 6 th meeting of the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT).

The relevant organizations are members of the Inter- Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), established by the United Nations General Assembly

The publication, entitled 'An analytical review: 10 years on from the adoption of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol' , is significant as it not only provides an overview of mandates and activities of all ICAT member organizations, but provides gap analysis within the various fields of work related to trafficking in persons undertaken over the last 10 years. The publication additionally, offers recommendations for coordinated future action to combat trafficking in persons.

The report's recommendations address the following (four) key areas: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnerships. A summary of the recommendations, along with the full report, can be accessed below.

Established by General Assembly resolution, ICAT aims to improve coordination and cooperation between UN agencies and other international organizations to facilitate a holistic approach to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, including protection of and support for victims of trafficking. UNODC is the agency entrusted with the coordination of ICAT. Drawing on the vast experience of its member organizations, ICAT has a fundamental role to play in promoting coordination and cooperation, and increasing the efficiency and quality of global and regional anti-human trafficking programmes.

Read the Full Report here.

A panel of ICAT representatives present and discuss key points from the report's gap analysis and recommendations.

The participating ICAT member organizations in the panel include the International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Labour Organisation (ILO), Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Watch the Presentation highlights here.

Power Point Presentation of Gaps & Analysis here.

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