SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries


Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies


Target 10.b: Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes



UNODC assists Member States in expanding their capacity to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons in order to protect trafficking victims and smuggled migrants and ensure that their rights are respected, and to promote cooperation between Member States.

Further, the Protocols of the Smuggling of Migrants and the Trafficking in Persons under the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime are tools that facilitate cooperation and provide a range of shared actions to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, thus contributing to Target 10.7.

UNODC also collects and publishes information, at the global level, on human traffickers and how they use the opportunity to exploit vulnerable people in order to maximize their profits. Similar data collection is also carried out on migrant smugglers.

UNODC's work to reduce illicit financial flows also contributes to Target 10.b.