30 July 2020. San José, Costa Rica - Trafficking in persons is one of the most overlooked protection issues in emergency settings. It is often understood as a pre-existing issue that remains constant, regardless of outbreaks of conflict or natural disaster. However, disasters provide the perfect opportunity for traffickers to recruit victims to exploit.

 

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The unprecedented measures adopted to flatten the infection curve include enforced quarantine, curfews and lockdowns, travel restrictions, and limitations on economic activities and public life. While at first sight, these enforcement measures and increased police presence at the borders and on the streets seem to dissuade crime, they may also drive it further underground.

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Georgetown, Guyana. As part of the three-day Regional Thematic Meeting on Counter-Trafficking and Smuggling of the ACP-EU Migration Action  March 12 to 14  in Georgetown, Guyana, the Caribbean Migration Consultations (CMC) Counter-Trafficking Network held a special session to continue the discussions that began in Trinidad & Tobago last year, when the Network began.

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Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/167, the present report contains information on successful interventions and strategies, as well as gaps, in addressing the gender dimensions of the problem of trafficking in persons and recommendations on the strengthening of human rights-based and gender- and age-sensitive approaches within comprehensive and balanced efforts to address trafficking in persons.

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  • 30 JULY 2018
  • 2:00 – 3:00 P.M. (AST)
 
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