01 March 2021
Afghanistan renews commitment to address human trafficking and migrant smuggling
 
The Government of Afghanistan has adopted a new National Action Plan, which paves the way for continued and enhanced efforts to tackle human trafficking and migrant smuggling for the next three years. UNODC, through its Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants initiative (GLO.ACT), supported the development of the Plan, aligning it with international standards and norms. more
 
Vienna (Austria), 17 February 2021
New UNODC Toolkit Puts Human Rights & Gender Equality at the Forefront
 
Measures to prevent and address human trafficking and migrant smuggling and support the people affected by these crimes must respect human rights and promote gender equality. 
This was the clear message from all participants at the launch of a new Toolkit that provides guidance to criminal justice experts on how to adopt a human-rights and gender-equal response to these crimes. more
 
28 January 2021
An Interview with UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Nadia Murad
 
The UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking and Nobel Peace Prize co-winner, Nadia Murad, talks to us about her plans for the year ahead. In 2014, ISIS attacked Nadia's homeland in Sinjar to ethnically cleanse Iraq of all Yazidis. The then 21-year-old was kidnapped by Islamic State fighters along with thousands of other Yazidi women and girls. Now, as President of Nadia's Initiative she advocates globally for survivors of sexual violence and for the rebuilding of communities in crisis. more
 
Vienna (Austria), 15 December 2020
Leading UN Forum Renews Commitment to Countering Human Trafficking
 
The vital role of inter-agency partnership to tackle trafficking in persons was reinforced today, during a meeting of over 20 international organizations which agreed on a plan of action to combat this global crime.

Principals of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) the UN's leading policy forum to address human trafficking which is coordinated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), met for the second time since the platform was established in 2007. more

 

Vienna (Austria), 14 December 2020
UNODC Supports INTERPOL to Target Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking
 

An INTERPOL-led operation against migrant smuggling has led to more than 200 arrests among criminal networks that were involved in the smuggling of around 3500 migrants throughout the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia.

Up to 100 potential victims of human trafficking were also rescued during the operation, known as "Turquesa II", which brought together authorities in 32 countries across four continents, with Brazil serving as the coordination hub.more

 

21 December 2020
UNODC releases new tools for UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol implementation
 

UNODC released today its new Model Legislative Provisions and Legislative Guide against Trafficking in Persons to support governments to draft, strengthen or amend national laws to address human trafficking.

These publications are a revision of tools first launched sixteen years ago, and incorporate progress made since then to implement the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, the world's primary legal instrument to combat human trafficking. Developments include new approaches to key concepts of the Protocol such as addressing the rights and needs of victims and an improved understanding of how to practically apply the trafficking in persons definition. more

 

Vienna (Austria), 16 December 2020
Exploited and Prosecuted: When Victims of Human Trafficking Commit Crimes
 
The vital role of inter-agency partnership to tackle trafficking in persons was reinforced today, during a meeting of over 20 international organizations which agreed on a plan of action to combat this global crime.

Principals of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) the UN's leading policy forum to address human trafficking which is coordinated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), met for the second time since the platform was established in 2007. more