UNODC enhances the capacities of Governments and civil society to effectively identify, prevent and combat trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling by targeting organized criminal groups while, at the same time, protecting the rights of victims of trafficking in persons and smuggled migrants. UNODC’s work takes different forms, aiming to:
Strengthen the legislative and policy frameworks;
Enhance capacities in identification, investigation and prosecution of trafficking in persons and migrants smuggling cases as well as the protection of trafficked victims and smuggled migrants;
Increase data on the nature, dynamics, patterns and scale of trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling;
Increase awareness on both crimes;
Enhance cooperation on national, regional and international levels to address trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling in a sustainable manner.