High School General Assembly 4


Kyeongmin Kim
Korea, Republic of

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Committee: General Assembly 4 Agenda: Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons Delegation: Guatemala/KyeongMin Kim

Guatemala is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor The Government of Guatemala does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. However, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government increased trafficking-related investigations, prosecutions, and convictions, and obtained one conviction for labor trafficking, compared with four in 2014. The Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation, and Trafficking in Persons (SVET) sustained government coordination on anti-trafficking initiatives, including supporting department-level networks and concrete action plans to address prevention and emergency funding for shelters, in spite of government-wide funding cuts, but the government did not allocate a dedicated budget to protect or provide specialized services for trafficking victims. Although the government slightly increased overall funding for services to child sex trafficking victims and assisted a greater overall number of victims of trafficking compared to 2014, officials reduced funding for three shelters and most iden...