UN General Assembly President calls for redoubled efforts to end human trafficking
The President of the 66th United Nations General Assembly His Excellency Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser today called on Member States, civil society, the private sector and the media to step up efforts to bring an end to human trafficking, calling it "an appalling form of human rights abuse".
U.N.: 2.4 Million Human Trafficking Victims
The UN crime-fighting office announced that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves.
Now available: International Framework for Action to Implement the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol
While 129 States, to date, have ratified the United Nations Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, giving effect to the Protocol remains a challenge in all regions.
Barbados Dismisses Human Trafficking Allegations
Barbados is the latest Caribbean country to defend itself against allegations that it isn't doing enough to prevent human trafficking.
Partnering Against Trafficking
Twenty-year-old Oxana Rantchev left her home in Russia in 2001 for what she believed was a job as a translator in Cyprus.
Malaysia outcry at US trafficking blacklisting
Malaysia has accused the United States of unfair treatment over its decision to re-list the country on a human trafficking blacklist.
UN Preventing Human Trafficking
Boi Ngoc is a young woman living in a remote farming village in South East Asia.
Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings Will Enter into Force
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS n° 197) will enter into force on 1 February 2008, following the ratification by Cyprus as the tenth country to ratify it.
A Report by Save the Children Reveals Millions of Children Live as Child Slaves
On the 200th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act, a new report by Save the Children reveals millions of children are still living as child slaves.
UNIAP Human Trafficking Estimates Competition
The Problem… There are few accurate numbers that reflect the extent of human trafficking throughout the Mekong Region, much less the rest of the world!.
U.S. Department of State Releases 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report
On 12 June 2007, the United States Department of State released its annual report on the world's efforts to combat human trafficking.
Thai and South African Officials Meet to Discuss Victims of Trafficking
Officials from the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria have arrived in Durban after the arrest of 26 Thai women who are alleged to have been brought into the country to become sex slaves.
UN Probes Abuse of Migrant Workers Worldwide
Responding to a flood of complaints from migrant workers worldwide, the United Nations is investigating a rash of human rights violations, including abusive working conditions, non-payment of wages, arbitrary detentions and collective illegal deportations.
UN Special Rapporteur Report on Human Trafficking - Call for Information
The next report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons will be on the issue of forced marriages relevant to trafficking.
Thai Women Urged to Be Cautious
Thai women seeking well-paid jobs in Bahrain and South Africa have been urged to exercise caution as they risk falling into the hands of human traffickers who will force them into prostitution.
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