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Human trafficking: a multi-billion dollar global business

Human trafficking: a multi-billion dollar global business

From the young women who have been enslaved as prostitutes or abused as unpaid domestic workers to the men who have been trapped in everlasting servitude, victims of trafficking have frequently been made vulnerable by structural discrimination and inequalities, said the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay on the occasion of the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
Demand fosters human trafficking

Demand fosters human trafficking

The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, highlights that the link between demand and supply needs to be better understood by States to end human trafficking.
Eliminating human trafficking from the global business landscape

Eliminating human trafficking from the global business landscape

Private sector businesses should take appropriate measures to prevent any risks of trafficking in their supply chains.
Seeking ways to eliminate human trafficking in Niger

Seeking ways to eliminate human trafficking in Niger

Hundreds of thousands of people each year fall prey to human traffickers worldwide. Lawyers and human rights experts in Niger examine how to consolidate the fight against trafficking in humans in the country and the sub region.
Human rights-based perspective is urged in prosecuting crimes of trafficking in persons

Human rights-based perspective is urged in prosecuting crimes of trafficking in persons

States must respect and protect the rights of trafficking victims in their criminal justice responses to trafficking in persons.
Human trafficking: a rights-based approach

Human trafficking: a rights-based approach

States should recognize trafficked persons’ right to an effective remedy. Experts, meeting in New York to address this global problem, examine appropriate compensation and assistance for the millions world-wide who have been trafficked.
Helping victims of trafficking access effective remedies

Helping victims of trafficking access effective remedies

Victims of trafficking “are entitled to effective remedies, protection and care”, says UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay.
Six UN Agencies Advocate for Change on Anti-Trafficking policies in the European Union

Six UN Agencies Advocate for Change on Anti-Trafficking policies in the European Union

On the eve of a major conference relevant in the formulation of a European Union (EU) strategy against trafficking, six UN agencies have shared their views and suggestions to ensure that the rights of victims of trafficking are effectively addressed
Survivors of human trafficking – breaking the silence

Survivors of human trafficking – breaking the silence

The rights of victims should be at the centre of actions to prevent human trafficking.