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Port Vila Declaration on the Fight against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

The Melanesian Workshop on the Fight against the Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property was held at the Vanuatu Culture Centre (VCC) in Port Vila from 5 to 7 August 2015 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Vanuatu. Continue reading

Deadly Milestone as Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Pass 2,000

Deadly Milestone as Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Pass 2,000Over 2,000 migrants have died so far this year trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, confirming this as the deadliest route for migrants in search of a better life. In the same period last year, 1,607 migrants perished. A total of 3,279 lost their lives in 2014. As in 2014, the overwhelming majority died in Continue reading

Global report on trafficking in persons

In 2010, just a few months short of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Trafficking in Persons Protocol, Member States renewed their commitment to the fight against trafficking in persons by adopting the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (contained in General Assembly resolution 64/293). In the framework of the Global Plan of Action, the General Assembly mandated UNODC to collect information and publish a Global Report on Trafficking in Persons every two years. Continue reading

Getting the Public Involved in the Fight Against Human Trafficking with Technology

World Day against Trafficking in Persons  logoLast week on one hot June afternoon in Bangkok, a regional conference on human trafficking took place at the Shangri-La hotel. The setting at first glance seemed nothing out of the ordinary for an event of this sort. A grand conference room in a five star hotel crowded with national delegations, NGOs and international organisations. Continue reading

‘They know they will be exploited during their journey’ – New UN report on human trafficking

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, called on governments across the world to fully recognize the rights of trafficked persons, “who are entitled to assistance, protection and access to justice and remedies regardless of their residence status or whether perpetrators are identified, investigated or prosecuted.” Continue reading

Your Actions Count – Be a Responsible Traveller

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have joined forces to promote a global campaign urging travellers to support the fight against a number of forms of trafficking. The Campaign was presented to the tourism sector at the International Tourism Bourse (ITB) in Berlin. Continue reading