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Feature Stories


Human trafficking risks in the context of migration
Human trafficking risks in the context of migration
UN Special Rapporteur trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, says that the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants should address human trafficking in the context of migration, an issue often overlooked.
15 September 2016
Trafficking for forced labour: Diane’s story
Trafficking for forced labour: Diane’s story
“I worked 19 hours, every day of the week, for a monthly salary of 45 euros.” Diane was trafficked from her home country and then forced to work as a domestic slave. She eventually managed to rebuild her life with the help of an NGO supported by the UN Slavery Fund.
17 November 2014
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.
30 July 2014
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.
2 July 2013
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.
29 January 2013
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.
26 September 2012
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.
26 July 2012
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.
19 December 2011
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.
15 June 2011
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
19 October 2010
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.
7 June 2010