University General Assembly 2


Abigail Chen

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Delegate: Abigail Chen School: Cornell University, NY Country: Ireland Committee: University General Assembly 2 Topic: Improving the Coordination of Efforts against Trafficking in Person

The previous decades witnessed surges of human trafficking and forced labor worldwide, while in the past few years the link between the refugee and migration crisis and trafficking in persons is increasingly disclosed. Current ILO estimates indicate that 21 million people are subjected to forced labor, and recent UN reports contend that children and women remain the most vulnerable groups. This reality necessitates decisive, coherent affirmative actions that are tailored to national and regional specifics in order to address current inadequacies in combatting human trafficking. The vital General Assembly resolutions 63/194 of 18 December 2008, and 64/293 of 12 August 2010 laid out the comprehensive frameworks for states to implement the Trafficking in Persons Protocol. In addition, the creation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime have profoundly aided the implementation of Protocol-compliant actions. Recognizing the vast regional variations and geopolitical complexities involved in tackling human trafficking, it is vital to enhance coordinating efforts in the “4Ps”, namely Prosecution, Protection, Prevention and Partnership.

Acknowledging that Ireland is a destination and source country for victims of sex traff...