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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.


ICAT calls for stronger action and cooperation to counter human trafficking in humanitarian crises and conflicts

  With the world currently experiencing multiple crises with serious humanitarian consequences, the Heads of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) agencies have…

ICAT calls for leveraging technology to end trafficking in persons

On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 2022, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) calls upon all States, in cooperation with relevant…

Issue Brief 12 - Addressing vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons

Evidence collected in the past decades clearly illustrates that there are a variety of factors that intersect to enhance the vulnerability of certain individuals and their risks of being targeted and…