United Nations Toolkit on Human Trafficking
The United Nations just released their “Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons” this past Thursday (October 9th). It is a thorough document (over 500+ pages) that provides up-to-date stats, legislative development, and global strategies. According to UN’s website, the goals of this toolkit are to:
- Prevent and combat trafficking,
- Protect and assist its victims, and
- Promote international cooperation.
In addition, this toolkit seeks to provide:
- Guidance in the form of legislative explanation, extracts of principles, guidelines, recommendations, directives, checklists, forms, etc expert discussion of issues.
- Recommended resources such as training materials, websites, legislative guides, online conventions, analysis and published reports produced by anti-trafficking IGO, NGO and government partners around the world.
- Promising practices of anti-trafficking interventions from around the world.
The following is a list of the chapter themes found in the toolkit:
- International Legal Framework
- Problem Assessment and Strategy Development
- Legislative Framework
- International Criminal Justice Cooperation
- Law Enforcement and Prosecution
- Victim Identification
- Immigration Status of Victims and their Return and Repatriation
- Victim Protection and Assistance
- Prevention of Trafficking in Persons
- Monitoring and Evaluation
I would strongly ask that those of you seriously considering participating in the ending of slavery to read and share the information on this toolkit.