United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) topic overview :

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is a problem as ancient as civilization, and it began with slavery, a widespread phenomenon around the world. Today, human trafficking is a much more inclusive term, which covers bonded labor, forced labor, debt slavery, sex trafficking, child labor, and child trafficking, among other illegal practices. Today, it is estimated that there are 20 to 30 million persons directly affected human trafficking. About 800.000 people are trafficked across international borders against their will yearly, 80% of whom are female and a half, overall, are children.

Many factors contribute to the pervasiveness of human trafficking, chief among which are the lack of governmental supervision and organized criminal activity. It disproportionately affects refugees due to the lack of protections afforded to them and their economic fragility. This makes it a main point of interest for the UN Refugee Agency, which hopes to enact resolutions encouraging governments to uphold protections for individuals generally, and refugees specifically, to protect them from human trafficking.

UNHRC : Upholding human rights in prisons

1- Brazil

2-United States of America

3-China

4-Colombia

5-Russia

6-Rwanda

7-Venezuela

8-Saudi Arabia

9-Tunisia

10- Egypt

11-Thailand

12-Turkey

15-Syria

14- North korea

15-Philippines

16- Switzerland

17-Sweden

18-Germany

19-Norway

20-United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Observers :

1- Amnesty International

2- Human Rights Watch