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Governments have committed to ending sex trafficking - hold them accountable!

In an effort to ensure ending sex trafficking receives the attention it deserves at the highest levels, Equality Now launched a campaign on 28 July 2017 calling on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to ensure sex trafficking was addressed as its own distinct form of human trafficking in its review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (GPOA).

The GPOA, adopted by the UNGA in 2010, calls on governments, UN bodies, international organizations and civil society to work together to integrate the fight against human trafficking into the UN’s broader programs on global development.

Our campaign specifically called on the UN and governments to:

  • Use the international legal definition of trafficking in persons as provided and internationally agreed upon under the Palermo Protocol - the leading international treaty to combat trafficking in persons
  • Ensure that all three Sustainable Development Goal targets related to trafficking: 5.2; 8.7 and 16.2 are prioritized in implementing the Global Plan of Action
  • Urge the remaining 21 governments who have not done so to ratify and enforce the Palermo Protocol.

Following our call, the UNGA officially agreed on a way forward to end human trafficking which included all of the asks from our campaign! This reaffirmation by governments is an important step towards shutting down the $99 billion sex trafficking industry.

But there is still work to do. The next step is to follow up on this commitment by ensuring there are systems in place to effectively evaluate progress being made in addressing sex trafficking.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
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Governments have committed to ending sex trafficking - hold them accountable!

In an effort to ensure ending sex trafficking receives the attention it deserves at the highest levels, Equality Now launched a campaign on 28 July 2017 calling on the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to ensure sex trafficking was addressed as its own distinct form of human trafficking in its review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (GPOA).

The GPOA, adopted by the UNGA in 2010, calls on governments, UN bodies, international organizations and civil society to work together to integrate the fight against human trafficking into the UN’s broader programs on global development.

Our campaign specifically called on the UN and governments to:

  • Use the international legal definition of trafficking in persons as provided and internationally agreed upon under the Palermo Protocol - the leading international treaty to combat trafficking in persons
  • Ensure that all three Sustainable Development Goal targets related to trafficking: 5.2; 8.7 and 16.2 are prioritized in implementing the Global Plan of Action
  • Urge the remaining 21 governments who have not done so to ratify and enforce the Palermo Protocol.

Following our call, the UNGA officially agreed on a way forward to end human trafficking which included all of the asks from our campaign! This reaffirmation by governments is an important step towards shutting down the $99 billion sex trafficking industry.

But there is still work to do. The next step is to follow up on this commitment by ensuring there are systems in place to effectively evaluate progress being made in addressing sex trafficking.

TAKE ACTION

TAKE ACTION

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