Giving Voices to the Victims of Survivors of Human Trafficking

Special event

Thursday 22nd October 1:15pm – 2:45pm

ECOSOC Chamber      United Nations headquarters, New York

 Featuring the testimonies of four people

from Nepal, Uganda, United Kingdom and Venezuela who were victims

and are survivors of human trafficking

 To be opened by Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

 with the

High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay

 and the

Special Rapporteur on Trafficking, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo

 Live webcast at


The High Commissioner for Human Rights report on human trafficking, document A/HRC/10/64, presented to the Human Rights Council in March 2009, can be found at:

 The report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children, to be presented to the General Assembly on 23 October 2009, document A/64/290, can be found at:

 The list of countries that are party to the treaty banning human trafficking, the Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, can be found at:

The text of the publication “Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking”, document E/2002/68/Add.1, can be found at:

 The 2009 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, published by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, can be found at:

                                             New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, October 2009

Human Trafficking Into and Within the United States: A Review of the Literature.

A direct link to the report – US Department of Health and Human Services.  This report covers –  What is Human Trafficking? How prevalent is it?   Who are the victims?   What are the needs of victims of Human Trafficking?    How are victims identified? What services are victims eligible to receive?    What are the barriers to and challenges in accessing and providing services?  What are promising practices for serving victims of Human Trafficking?  Click on this link to read the report.