2012 UN.GIFT Year in Review


2012 UN.GIFT Year in Review

Efforts to combat human trafficking and end modern-day slavery were high on global priorities in 2012: US President Barack Obama announced measures to crack down on traffickers; the European Commission passed the  "EU Strategy towards the Eradication of Trafficking in Human Beings (2012-2016)"; trafficking has now been criminalized in 134 countries and territories around the world.


Here's a look back at the past twelve months at UN.GIFT as well as at some of the most important human trafficking news and initiatives launched through 2012.




UN.GIFT presents Strategic Plan 2012-2014 to the United Nations


Private sector partnerships crucial in combating human trafficking, say webinar panelists


UN.GIFT, Wendy's (Bahamas), and the Bahamas Ministry of National Security collaborate to launch "Trafficking in Persons" campaign


21 million people are now victims of forced labour, ILO says


Moldova: UN Trust Fund supports provision of legal assistance to victims of human trafficking


US State Department releases 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report


UN.GIFT featured in US Trafficking in Persons 2012 Annual Report


Human trafficking: organized crime and the multi-billion dollar sale of people


GIFT boxes raise awareness during Olympic Games about human trafficking


EU Commission adopts anti-human trafficking strategy


LexisNexis launches Human Trafficking Awareness Index


Obama renews efforts to combat human trafficking, issues executive order


Human trafficking under spotlight at Conference of Parties meeting


TeachUNICEF aims to raise awareness about child trafficking


Hollywood artists team up with the ILO to end slavery


Increase in global child trafficking gives cause for concern, says new UNODC report


UN.GIFT Interview series


Interview with songwriter Lonnie Ray Atkinson


Interview with filmmaker Mimi Chakarova


Interview with Special Advisor for Victims Rani Hong


Interview with filmmaker Jamillah van der Hulst


Interview with CNN investigative journalist Dan Rivers


Interview with activist Somaly Mam


Interview with Kristiina Kangaspunta, Chief of the UNODC's Global Report on Trafficking in Persons Unit, on the 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons


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"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions and the actions which speak louder than words. It is making the time when there is none. It is coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the triumph of integrity over skepticism".

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Helping victims of human trafficking is as simple as talking to a friend. Host an event and invite the community to discuss the exploitation of human beings. At this campaign, we are eager to spread the word and we'd like to talk at any community event about human trafficking and victim identification.

For more information, contact us at debbie.marulanda@gmail.com


Trafficking in Persons Report 2016


Date: 06/30/2016 Description: Trafficking in Persons Report 2016. - State Dept Image











PDF Format

-Trafficking in Persons Report 2016 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)




These are some of the things you can do to help fight human trafficking:

Be informed! Educate yourself about human trafficking by reading about it. Follow events in the news. Keep your eyes open - human trafficking is happening all around us.

Raise awareness! Talk to friends, family and colleagues. You could even start talking to your local politicians and authorities.

Get involved! Participate in an anti-trafficking movement in your area and get involved in its activities and campaigns (e.g. hold events, distribute posters, leaflets etc.) in your neighborhood and in schools.

Encourage businesses! Be a responsible consumer! Inform yourself on the labour policies of companies to ensure their products are free from slave labour and other forms of exploitation. If possible, buy fair trade products.

Seek support! If you suspect that someone has been trafficked report it to the institutions or assistance facilities dealing with human trafficking in your area.


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"It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name -- modern slavery."

– President Barack OBAMA


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