Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
The recently released 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons covers 141 countries and provides an overview of the response to the trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, by analysing trafficking cases detected between 2018 and 2021. A major focus of this edition of the Report is on trends of detections and convictions that show important changes compared to historical trends since UNODC started to collect data in 2003.
The report lists a number of findings including:
- Number of detected victims falls for the first time in 20 years as pandemic limits opportunities and potentially pushes trafficking further underground, while constraining law enforcement capacities to target the crime
- War and conflict offer hunting grounds for traffickers
- Climate change is increasing vulnerability to trafficking in persons by acting as a stress multiplier. In 2021 23.7 million people were internally displaced by weather-induced natural disasters.
- Woman and children suffer greater violence at the hands of traffickers
The full report can be accessed here.
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