18th Alliance against Trafficking calls for broad, inclusive, multi-disciplinary approach based on strong partnerships
OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Madina Jarbussynova urged OSCE participating States to capitalize on the best practices and many successful multi-disciplinary and multi-agency programmes at local and national levels highlighted at this year’s conference which took place in Vienna at the 24th of April.
The two-day high-level conference entitled Everyone has a Role: How to make a Difference Together focused on promoting the importance of inclusive partnerships, including with non-traditional actors such as medical practitioners, teachers, financial investigators, businesses, municipalities, the media and religious organizations, whose engagement could bring added value to the anti-trafficking response.
The event was attended by 351 participants from across the 57 OSCE participating States and 11 Partners for Co-operation, including representatives of major international organizations, NGOs, academia, civil society, trade unions, think-tanks and the media, all interested in improving responses to all aspects of trafficking in human beings.
Fifteen years since the adoption of the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the Alliance conference continues to address new and emerging trends of human trafficking by developing concrete recommendations and effective joint strategies. In recent years, the focus has been on child trafficking, trafficking for forced criminality and human trafficking along migration routes.