Belgium attributes great importance to the fight against trafficking in persons and actively participates in various initiatives undertaken at the regional, international and global levels. Together with committed stakeholders based in Belgium, UNODC is fully engaged in promoting the Blue Heart Campaign in Belgium.
World Day against Trafficking in Persons is held on July 30th each year to raise awareness about human trafficking and to promote and protect the rights of trafficking victims. It was was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/68/192 in 2013 and first observed in 2014.
Under UNODC’s theme “Use and Abuse of Technology” and supported by Belgium’s new campaign for the Blue Heart “Shine the Light on Human Trafficking”, UNODC partners from Belgium and the EU held awareness-raising events and activities in cities across the country. more