Virtually every country in the world is affected by Trafficking in Persons (TiP) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM). The challenge for all countries, rich and poor, is to target the criminals who exploit desperate people and to protect and assist victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants, many of whom endure unimaginable hardships in their bid for a better life. Cities often find themselves at the crossroads of these challenges, which is why the Urban Safety Governance Approach emphasizes on the inclusion of local policymakers, practitioners and communities in order to holistically understand and address these challenges. 

Tools & Services

Awareness tools (spots, films, stickers, board signs) to combat against trafficking in persons

Human Trafficking e-learning courses

Smuggling of Migrants e-learning courses

Handbook on Combating Violence Against Migrants

Assessment Toolkit: Trafficking in Persons for the Purpose of Organ Removal

Assessment Guide to the Criminal Justice Response to the Smuggling of Migrants

International Framework for Action to Implement the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

Human Trafficking Knowledge Portal

Smuggling of Migrants Knowledge Portal

First Aid Kit for Use by Law Enforcement Responders in Addressing Human Trafficking

Victim Translation Assistance Tool- Life Support Messages for Victims of Human Trafficking

Toolkit to Combat Smuggling of Migrants

Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Needs Assessment Toolkit on the Criminal Justice Response to Human Trafficking

International Framework for Action to Implement the Trafficking in Persons Protocol

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Investigation of Crimes of Trafficking for Forced Labour

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) on Investigating Crimes of Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Manual for Training Police on Anti-Human Trafficking

Training Manual for Prosecutors on Confronting Human Trafficking

Trafficking Women and Children for Sexual Exploitation: Handbook for Law Enforcement Agencies (in India)

In-Depth Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants

Basic Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants

Compendium on Best Practices on Anti-Human Trafficking by Law Enforcement Agencies

Compendium on Best Practices on Anti-Human Trafficking by NGOs

Latest News

The Report on the Urban Safety Governance Assessment in Mathare, Nairobi City - The assessment aimed to identify local challenges and opportunities related to urban safety and good governance and develop appropriate strategies and policies... read more

COVID-19 Response & Complex Emergencies - UNODC co-convened the thematic session: 'Bolstering local action to control the pandemic and accelerate implementation' ahead of the High Level Political Forum 2020... read more

Urban Safety Governance Assessments in Chilanzar - UNODC’s Urban Safety Governance Assessment is currently underway and results of the Assessment are expected in the third quarter of 2020... read more





Related initiatives

Visit the Safety Audit Websites of Queretaro and Cali 

See the Family Skills Training Programmes in low- and middle-income countries

Visit the UNODC Crime Prevention Webpages