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GLO.ACT countriesThe Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants is a four-year (2015-2019) joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The programme forms part of a joint response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants and it is expected to be delivered in up to 15 strategically selected countries across Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. A focus will be placed on assistance to governmental authorities, civil society organizations, victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants.

Aims and objectives: The programme aims to assist the selected countries in developing and implementing comprehensive national counter-trafficking and counter-smuggling responses. A dual prevention and protection approach has been adopted and includes six key responses linked to the following objectives:

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Download a summary on the Global Action here.


Forthcoming Events


Special Event

European Union and UNODC Cooperation to Prevent and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants: Introducing GLO.ACT 

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 ( Event flyer and Agenda)


Gaps and Needs Assessments  

March-June 2016  

Assessment Missions in 13 countries with the purpose to introduce GLO.ACT to government authorities and discuss implementation of activities as well as to support the assessment of countries response to trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants.


Expert Group Meeting  

Designing the methodology for undertaking a needs assessment  

16 - 17 March 2016

The objective of the 2-day Expert Group Meeting is to assist UNODC Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section in the development of an assessment framework and methodology for the 13 countries to cover the areas of project focus: strategy and policy development, legislative assistance, criminal justice capacity building, regional and trans-regional cooperation and assistance to victims, including special protection measures for children. Read more here.


The launch of the Global Action

21 January 2016



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