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International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Organizations Combating Trafficking in Persons



Framework Document Relevant to TIP

TIP Focal Point

United Nations

Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (A/RES/55/25) (2000)

United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons A/RES/64/293) (2010)

ILO Conventions:

-C29 Forced Labour Convention, 1930

-C105 Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957

-C182 Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999

-C189 Domestic Workers Convention, & R201, 2011

Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

African Union (AU)

Ouagadougou Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Especially Women and Children (2006)

AU Commission Initiative against Trafficking Campaign (AU.COMMIT)


Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN)

ASEAN Declaration Against Trafficking in Persons, Particularly Women and Children, 2004


Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 
(in Russian only)

Agreement on the Cooperation of the CIS Member States in Combatting Trafficking in Persons, Human Organs and Tissues, 2005

Programme of Cooperation of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States in combating Human Trafficking, 2011-2013


Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT)

COMMIT Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Against Trafficking in Greater Mekong Sub-Region (2004)

Second COMMIT Sub-Regional Plan of Action, 2008-2010

UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP)

Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

A Vision for the Baltic Sea region by 2020, CBSS Summit 2010

Expert Group for Cooperation on Children at Risk: Priority paper, 2011 - 2013

Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings with Focus on Adults (TF-THB)

Expert Group on Children at Risk

Council of Europe (COE)

COE Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005)

Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS)

Declaration on the Fight against Trafficking in Persons, 2001

ECOWAS Initial Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons (2002-2003), extended until 2011

Joint ECOWAS/ECCAS Regional Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (2006-2008)

Anti-Trafficking Unit

European Union (EU)

Brussels Declaration on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, 2002

Directive on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting Victims

European Union Anti-Trafficking Coordinator

League of Arab States (LAS)
(in Arabic only)

Arab Framework Act on Combating Trafficking in Persons (2008)

Arab Initiative to Combat Trafficking in Persons, 2010


Organization of American States (OAS)

Work Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Western Hemisphere 2010-2012 (AG/RES. 2551 (XL-O/10)

Coordinator Against Trafficking in Persons

Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

Charter of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, 2008


Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, 2003

Platform for Action Against Human Trafficking, 2007

Special Representative and Co-ordinator on Trafficking in Human Beings

Regional Conference on Migration (RCM) (Puebla Group)

Regional Conference on Migration Plan of Action


Southern African Development Community (SADC)

SADC Regional Plan of Action on Trafficking in Persons, 2009-2019


South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

SAARC Convention on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Women and Children for Prostitution, 2002

Regional Task Force

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