World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 Jul: Joint Statement by Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs for World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2021

(Source: EEAS)

Joint Statement by Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Ylva Johansson, European Commissioner for Home Affairs for World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2021

Trafficking in persons is a crime that preys upon the vulnerable and persists in all parts of the world. The continuing fallout of the pandemic and the hardship stemming from it are only likely to increase the exploitation.

Women continue to be the primary targets of traffickers, accounting for 46 percent of all detected victims at the global level. More and more children are …