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World Day against Trafficking in Persons: Use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to Combat Trafficking in Persons
16 Jul 2019 -  On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, established in accordance with UNGA resolution 68/192, the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, in partnership with Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) will convene a thematic event, focusing on the role of ICTs in combatting human trafficking, in particular on positive contribution it can make to global efforts to eradicate human trafficking and to leave no one behind.

Despite an increased focus of the international community on human trafficking, prevention, identification and prosecution mechanisms are still inadequate in many countries. Women and girls remain disproportionately affected by this crime representing 72% of detected victims globally and 94% of detected victims of sexual exploitation, which remains the most detected form of trafficking.

There is significant potential in ICTs to strengthen concerted efforts against human trafficking around the world. It is essential that national and international actors understand how ICTs can be used most effectively to combat human trafficking and to reach the most vulnerable.
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