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Humanitarian Crises and Global Conflicts are Increasing Human Trafficking

 |  Vienna
The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT)—the United Nations leading policy forum on human trafficking—held its fourth annual meeting of Principals on 2 December 2022 to discuss human trafficking in in humanitarian crises and conflict situations and map priorities for 2023.

To end human trafficking, we must stop paying for it

 |  Vienna
On 21 October, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) facilitated a discussion on preventing human trafficking in procurement and supply chains in the margins of the 11th meeting of Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Swift response to conflicts critical to preventing human trafficking

 |  Vienna
On 4 October 2022, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) met with the European Union Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, Diane Schmitt, to exchange on policy matters and strengthen cooperation to counter conflict-related human trafficking.

ICAT organizes information sharing on UN Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

 |  Vienna
On 13 October 2022, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) organized an information sharing session with organizations in

Beyond the short term: How to address vulnerability to trafficking in persons in the context of lasting crises?

 |  Vienna
The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT), on 11 October 2022, co-hosted a discussion on addressing vulnerability to trafficking in persons in the context of lasting crises during the 2022 Vienna Migration Conference.

ICAT issues a joint Press Release on human trafficking in the context of the war in Ukraine

 |  Vienna
The ongoing war in Ukraine has displaced millions of people and has exposed men, women and children to the very real risk of human trafficking within Ukraine and other countries in the wider region.

The Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons releases its 2021 achievements report

31 March, VIENNA - Trafficking in persons is an abhorrent and complex crime.

ICAT organizes its first consultation on trafficking in persons in Eastern Africa

On 7-8 February 2022, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) conducted its first regional consultation on trafficking in persons in Eastern Africa. Gathering over 50 participants from UN entities and local civil society organizations that play a key role in combating trafficking in persons and assisting its victims in the region, this virtual consultation offered a space to discuss major gaps and share promising practices in responses to this crime.

'Stop punishing human trafficking victims' says leading UN Forum

Vienna (Austria) - People who are exploited by human traffickers continue to be detained and prosecuted for offences they are made to commit by their traffickers. In a statement released on15 November 2021, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) urges countries to strengthen measures to identify and protect victims and improve access to justice procedures to prevent revictimization and punishment.

Trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal: a poorly detected and underreported phenomenon of growing concern

 |  Vienna
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 in the transplant process, including resorting to trafficking in persons for unlawfully obtaining organs. Against this backdrop, ICAT develops an Issue Brief providing an overview of trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal, its scope and impact, as well as recommendations for States and practitioners on how to tackle this issue.