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ECCAS Economic Community of Central African States
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECPAT End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes
EU European Union
ILO International Labour Organization
ILO-IPEC International Labour Organization, International Program for the
Elimination of Child Labour
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
IOM International Organization for Migration
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
OAS Organization of American States
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UN Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
2000 UN TIP Protocol (Palermo Protocol) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime



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