Open-ended Interim Working Group on the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, Vienna, Austria, 14-15 April 2009

At its fourth session, held in Vienna from 8 to 17 October 2008, the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime adopted decision 4/4. In that decision, the Conference decided to establish an open-ended interim working group to advise and assist the Conference in the implementation of its mandate with regard to the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. It also decided that the working group should perform the following functions:

  1. Facilitate implementation of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol through the exchange of experience and practices between experts and practicioners in this area, including by contributing to the identification of weaknesses, gaps and challenges;
  2. Make recommendations to the Conference on how States parties can better implement the provisions of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol;
  3. Assist the Conference in providing guidance to its secretariat on its activities relating to the implementation of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol;
  4. Make recommendations to the Conference on how it can better coordinate with the various international bodies combating trafficking in persons with respect to implementing, supporting and promoting the Trafficking in Persons Protocol.

The Conference further decided that the working group should meet during the fifth session of the Conference and should hold at least one intersessional meeting before that session.

The first meeting of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons was held in Vienna, Austria, from 14 to 15 April 2009.

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CU 2009/33

Note verbale

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CTOC/COP/WG.4/2009/1

Provisional agenda and annotations

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Information note for participants

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CTOC/COP/WG.4/2009/2

Report on the meeting of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons, 14-15 April 2009

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Relevant documents (submitted to the 4th session of the Conference of the Parties):

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CTOC/COP/2008/6

Note by the Secretariat on the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: additional questions for possible discussion

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COP/COP/2008/8

Report of the Secretariat on work done by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to promote the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

 

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CTOC/COP/2008/9

Note by the Secretariat transmitting the report of the Secretary-General on improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

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CTOC/COP/2008/10

Note by the Secretariat transmitting the report of the Executive Director on the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

E/CN.15/2008/10 E - F - S - R - A - C

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CTOC/COP/2008/11

Note by the Secretariat transmitting the report of the Secretary-General on strengthening international cooperation in preventing and combating trafficking in persons and protecting victims of such trafficking

E/CN.15/2008/6 E - F - S - R - A - C

 

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CTOC/COP/2005/3/Rev.2

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated information received from States for the first reporting cycle

 

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CTOC/COP/2006/6/Rev.1

Report of the Secretariat on the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime: consolidated  information received from States for the second reporting cycle (CTOC/COP/2006/6/Rev.1)

 

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CTOC/COP/2008/CRP.1

Report on the Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking

 

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CTOC/COP/2008/CRP.8

Information submitted by States in their responses to the checklist/ questionnaire on the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime for the first reporting cycle

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CTOC/COP/2008/CRP.11

Information submitted by States in their responses to the checklist/ questionnaire on the implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime for the second reporting cycle

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