Tag: human trafficking

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: States must treat refugees and migrants as rights holders and act to prevent trafficking and exploitation

  GENEVA (27 June 2018) – States around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including by ensuring that victims and potential victims are considered and treated as rights holders. In a statement to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, UN human rights expert, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, says […]

UN Secretary-General Message on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL — MESSAGE ON THE WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 30 JULY 2018   Trafficking in persons is a vile crime that feeds on inequalities, instability and conflict.  Human traffickers profit from peoples’ hopes and despair.  They prey on the vulnerable and rob them of their fundamental rights. Children and young […]