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The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons

ICAT is a policy forum mandated by the UN General Assembly to improve coordination among UN agencies and other relevant international organizations to facilitate a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing and combating trafficking in persons, including protection and support for victims of trafficking.

ICAT functions are: To provide a platform for exchange of information, experiences and good practices on anti-trafficking activities; to support the activities of the UN and other international organizations with the aim of ensuring a full and comprehensive implementation of all international instruments and standards of relevance for the prevention and combating of trafficking in persons and protection of and support for victims of trafficking; to work towards a comprehensive, coordinated and holistic approach to human trafficking, which is gender and age-sensitive and grounded in a human rights based-approach; and to promote effective and efficient use of existing resources, using, to the extent possible, mechanisms already in place at the regional and national level.


UN Heads' Call for Action on Trafficking in Persons

At their third meeting, on 15 November 2021, the Heads of the thirty United Nations entities and other international and regional organizations making up the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against…

Issue Brief 11 - Trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal

Worldwide, an acute shortage of human organs for transplantation prevails. The gap between the growing demand for organ transplants and the limited supply is a contributing factor to increased abuses…

Issue Brief 10 - Preventing Trafficking in Persons: the Role of Public Procurement

Trafficking in persons is a human rights violation and a lucrative crime that is often found in the production of goods and in the delivery of services we consume, including those procured by…