Vienna (Austria), 28 August 2020 - The UNODC Civil Society Team and the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section held last week an online consultation on Public-Private Partnerships: Joining forces to Counter Trafficking in Persons – How can the Private Sector contribute to institutional efforts to counter trafficking in persons?
Over 20 experts exchanged ideas and strategies for public-private partnerships to counter trafficking in persons. This included experts from the governments of Germany, Mexico, Nigeria, and the United States, experts from PayPal, Uber, Facebook, ODDO BHF AG/Anti-Financial Crime Alliance, Microsoft Corporation, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Dexis Consulting Group, as well as experts from five NGOs.
The aim of this consultation was to evaluate good practices, gaps, challenges and opportunities in order to strengthen the private sector’s support of Member States in their implementation of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC). It was organized as part of the project “Public-private partnerships: Fostering engagement with the private sector on the implementation of UNTOC and its Trafficking in Persons Protocol” funded by the German government.
The recommendations made during this consultation include:
UNODC will take into account these recommendations in the process of facilitating four Regional Expert Group Meetings planned within the Public-Private Partnership initiative.
United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its supplementing Protocols
Review Mechanism for the Implementation of UNTOC