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, 19 October 2010

In its decision 4/4, the Conference underlined the need to continue to work towards a comprehensive and coordinated approach to address the problem of trafficking in persons through the appropriate national, regional and international mechanisms; and acknowledged that the Trafficking in Persons Protocol was the principal legally binding global instrument to combat trafficking in persons.

In the same decision, the Conference decided to establish an open-ended interim working group to advise and assist it in the implementation of its mandate with regard to the Trafficking in Persons Protocol. The working group met on 14 and 15 April 2009 and from 27 to 29 January 2010, and it met again during the fifth session of the Conference.

The recommendations of the Working Group were adopted by the Conference in resolution 5/2.

Meeting documents

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CTOC/COP/WG.4/2010/7

Report on the meeting of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons held in Vienna, 19 October 2010

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Documents considered at the meeting can be accessed on the documents page of the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Translational Organized Crime.

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CTOC/COP/2010/5

Report of the Secretariat on victim support, witness protection and participation of victims in the criminal justice system and other activities in support of 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

CTOC/COP/2010/6

Activities of the Working Group on Trafficking in Persons: report submitted by the Chair of the Working Group

CTOC/COP/2010/11

Report of the Secretariat on the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

CTOC/COP/2010/CRP.3

Preliminary results of the independent evaluation of the Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

CTOC/COP/2010/CRP.4

Status of ratification of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto and notifications, declarations and reservations thereto