High School General Assembly 4


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Committee: Special Political and Decolonization Committee

Topic: Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons

Country: Lebanese Republic

Delegate: Gianluca Bederski Chian

Human trafficking is generally defined as the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Throughout history, human trafficking was very common and had its roots in state sponsored slavery. The United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime And The Protocols Thereto (2004) in the 3rd article of the Annex II defines Human Trafficking more broadly as:

[...] the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal, manipulation or implantation of organs.

For an action to be considered human trafficking, three factors must be evident. First the act of transporting or recruiting persons; second the way it is done, for example abducting or using force and third the purpose, such as sexual exploitation or forced labour.

Research conducted by the International Labour Organization shows ...