Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers & Civilian Personnel

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Report

As required by law, this section summarizes actions taken by the United Nations (UN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to prevent trafficking in persons or the exploitation of victims of trafficking.

 

UNITED NATIONS

OSCE

NATO

TOTAL NUMBER OF PEACEKEEPING AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL

92,682

3,088

24,242

TOTAL NUMBER OF MISSIONS

15

15

3

PREVENTION POLICY

“Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse” (SEA) (2003)

“Code of Conduct for Staff and Mission Members”

“NATO Policy on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings” (2004 and 2007)

LEAD OFFICE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Office of Field Support

Office of Human Resources

Women, Peace, and Security Office

PREVENTION TRAINING

Pre-deployment and at mission, including a new E-learning program

Pre-deployment

Pre-deployment and at mission

“NATO Guidance for the development of training and educational programmes to support the policy on combating the trafficking in human beings” (2004)

NUMBER OF ALLEGATIONS IN 2017

62 allegations were made against 136 military, police, and civilian personnel of 11 UN peacekeeping and special political missions. The majority of the allegations were in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Liberia and Haiti.

The allegations affected 131 victims of which 21 were children under 18 years of age.

No reported allegations

No reported allegations – NATO relies on contributing countries to report allegations.

NEW INITIATIVES

The UN Secretary General released his report (A/72/751) on the latest measures to implement his four-pronged strategy to improve the UN’s system-wide response to sexual exploitation and abuse (A/71/818) announced in early 2017.

   

LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

https://conduct.unmissions.org/

http://www.osce.org/what/trafficking

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/
topics_50315.htm