Vienna (Austria), 10 July 2020 - The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking (UNVTF) has published its 2019 Annual Report, providing an overview of the achievements and management of the Trust Fund in 2019.
In 2020, millions of women, children and men all over the world continue to be exploited by criminals who trade in human beings with almost every country in the world affected by this crime against human dignity.
The Annual Report highlights the impact of the Trust Fund across the globe in supporting the activities of its NGO grantees that provide tangible support to victims of human trafficking, especially women and girls.
The report also showcases the work of UNVTF-funded non-governmental organizations on the front-lines, sharing stories of economic empowerment for survivors and resilience through the provision of legal and psychosocial support.
With renewed commitment from its partners to the replenishment of the Fund based on the growing demand in 2020, the Trust Fund will be able to make a greater impact and reach thousands of more victims that are in desperate need of assistance.
“I appeal to Member States, the international community and the private sector to contribute generously to the Trust Fund and help more trafficking survivors rebuild their lives,” said Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
“Any contribution, large or small, is a symbol of solidarity and can make a difference to the lives of individual victims. We would like to thank all of our collaborators, donors, supporters and friends for your invaluable support.
The Trust Fund is managed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking (UNVTF) 2019 Annual Report