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Now available: International Framework for Action to Implement the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol
While 129 States, to date, have ratified the United Nations Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, giving effect to the Protocol remains a challenge in all regions.

March 20, 2012 · Read More »

Countries in Europe and North Africa Confront Human Trafficking
Representatives of 35 countries have reaffirmed their commitment to regulate migration flows from the developing south to the industrialized north in order to curb the trafficking of human beings across the Mediterranean Sea.

December 17, 2007 · Read More »

US State Department Establishes Human Smuggling & Trafficking Center
Section 7202 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 established the Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center.

April 01, 2005 · Read More »

IOM report on Thailand's 'lost generation' of child migrants
The International Organization for Migration's report on migration in Thailand argues that Thailand risks creating a "lost generation" of more than 100,000 migrant children who are stateless and deprived of education.

September 01, 2005 · Read More »

Immigration Issue Muddles Fight Against Human Trafficking
One of the region’s leading agencies in the fight against human trafficking in Florida is battling on another front as well — to raise enough money to continue its efforts.

September 27, 2006 · Read More »

U.S. Senate Approves Bill Assisting Abandoned Alien Children
On October 11, the Senate approved, by unanimous consent, a substitute amendment to a bill (S.

October 11, 2004 · Read More »

Indonesian Government Starts Crackdown on Labor Smuggling Rings
Police have arrested a businessman and an immigration officer at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as part of a crackdown on a human trafficking ring.

June 25, 2006 · Read More »

Child Labor Situation in Thailand
The child labour situation in Thailand is improving...but young migrants pose new challenges.

May 29, 2006 · Read More »

UK makes migration and trafficking a priority for EU presidency1
The United Kingdom's priorities for the European Union presidency include developing an Action Plan on people trafficking (available from the UK Presidency of the EU and working for greater EU-wide police co-operation.

August 01, 2005 · Read More »

Meeting of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men and Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population: Joint Hearing on Integration of Migrant Women in Europe
On 1 March 2005, the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men and the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population held a joint hearing on the integration of migrant women in Europe in Paris.

March 01, 2005 · Read More »

Bali Process Meeting Brisbane, Australia 7-8 June 2004
Senior Officials' Meeting of the Bali Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling and Human Trafficking (Bali Process) was held in Brisbane, Australia on 7-8 June 2004.

June 08, 2004 · Read More »

Arizona Governor Signs Human Trafficking Bill1

March 01, 2005 · Read More »

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