University General Assembly 2


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Improving the co-ordination of efforts against trafficking in Persons “It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought to concern every nation, because it endangers public health and fuels violence and organized crime. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name - - modern slavery.”- President Barack Obama, September 25, 2012

Trafficking is a vessel of different compartments; it could be carried out in the form of transportation, recruitment, transfer or even harbouring of persons with the use of force, coercion, fraud, deceit or the abuse of power on the most vulnerable in the society. This act could be carried out for the purpose of exploitation, forced labour, slavery or other similar domestic practices that do not require transportation. According to the United States and ILO reports, women and children make the majority of victims of trafficking of all forms.

The general ostensible idea of the consequences of trafficking is usually perceived as a concept that predominantly impacts interstate and foreign commerce. There is no iota of doubt that trafficking; being the second most profitable criminal activity greatly impedes economic growth in both national ...