United Nations

The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that was established in 1945 to promote international cooperation and address global challenges. It consists of 193 member states and a number of specialized agencies and programs, which work together to achieve its goals.

One of the UN’s key objectives is to promote and protect human rights, including the rights of victims of human trafficking. To this end, the UN has adopted several conventions and protocols that define human trafficking and provide guidelines for combating it.

The UN also works to raise awareness about human trafficking and to support efforts to prevent and prosecute it. This includes providing technical assistance and capacity-building to member states, and supporting organizations that work directly with victims of trafficking.

The UN also plays a key role in coordinating the international response to human trafficking. This includes working with other international organizations, such as the International Labour Organization and the World Bank, to develop and implement global strategies to combat trafficking.

Overall, the UN is a key player in the global fight against human trafficking, and its efforts are critical to protecting the rights of victims and holding traffickers accountable for their crimes.

Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima
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Is China overlooking its neighbours' concern on rising human trafficking cases? – Mizzima

Mizzima/Shankar KumarIn China is a troublesome bugbear not only because of its avoidable territorial designs against its neighbours but also because of its human trafficking syndicates who lure away hundreds of people from Myanmar, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand on the pretext of providing them decent jobs but force them to work in…

Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News
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Human trafficking victim recounts horrors of life at the mercy of criminals | Fox News

EAGLE PASS, Texas – Karla Jacinto estimates she has been raped more than 40,000 times. A victim of human trafficking, she was forced to have sex between 30 and 40 times per day from the ages of 12 to 16 years old. “It was always [an] apology after a beating, after the massacre on the…

Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News
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Osinbajo: All Hands Must Be on Deck to Tackle Human Trafficking – Arise News

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has said punishment is not enough to curb cases of human trafficking in the country, insisting that all hands must be on deck to end the menace. Speaking on Thursday night at the premiere of the viewing of ‘Dangerous Hope’–a film sponsored by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees…

UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times
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UN Detects Fewer Persons Trafficked, According to New Report – The Epoch Times

According to the United Nations Global Report on Trafficking in Persons for 2022, the number of people detected as trafficked dropped by 11 percent last year. While this is the first decline in 20 years, one of the report’s authors said it isn’t necessarily a cause for celebration. “We have not really seen a decrease…

Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking
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Stronger Labor Laws Could Combat Human Trafficking

Author Melissa Hope Ditmore suggests that current political attention on human trafficking is performative rather than practical. In her new book, she makes the case for enforcing and expanding labor laws.  There’s an ugly truth about what powers the United States economy, says Melissa Hope Ditmore. Our economic system depends on exploited labor and forced…

Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester
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Slavery In Suburbia – News 12 Westchester

VIDEO: FULL SLAVERY IN SUBURBIA SPECIAL: You might not realize it, but January is Human Trafficking Prevention Month and this weekend, we’re shining the spotlight on the growing problem across the tri-state. The Turn To Tara team spent several months combing through new data, and it reveals some of the reasons why cases of human…

Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill
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Human trafficking is one of the biggest crises of our time. How do we fight It? | The Hill

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill In a speech last year announcing the release of the latest Trafficking In Persons Report, U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken cited a startling statistic: right now, nearly 25-million individuals around the world are being forced into labor or the…

UN sees South Asian women as most vulnerable to human trafficking – World – DAWN.COM
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UN sees South Asian women as most vulnerable to human trafficking – World – DAWN.COM

UNITED NATIONS: Women continue to comprise the largest share of trafficking victims in South Asia, a new UN report has said. In 2020, however, more men were detected as victims of trafficking in the region compared to previous years, said the report prepared by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The ‘Global Report…

COVID-19 cut known human trafficking, but Ukraine war a risk: U.N.
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COVID-19 cut known human trafficking, but Ukraine war a risk: U.N.

VIENNA (Reuters) – The COVID-19 pandemic led to the first drop in the known number of human-trafficking victims in 20 years as trafficking opportunities and policing were reduced, but the Ukraine war has probably now caused a new surge, a U.N. report said on Tuesday. The number of detected trafficking victims fell 11% in 2020,…

Human Trafficking Month: Youth For Human Rights Gives Youth And Adults Vital Tips On Spotting And Avoiding Traffickers
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Human Trafficking Month: Youth For Human Rights Gives Youth And Adults Vital Tips On Spotting And Avoiding Traffickers

(MENAFN– EIN Presswire) Youth for Human Rights materials can be delivered to your home or downloaded for free from www.youthforhumanrights.org Human rights training for youth with Youth for Human Rights volunteers delivering age-appropriate seminars on staying safe and protecting human rights. Human traffickers look for kids who lack self-confidence. Human rights education makes kids more…