A “T.I.P.” About Trafficking
Speaking of trafficking, that issue has assumed greater prominence at the UN, and among NGOs, with the creation of an NGO Committee to Stop Trafficking in Persons. The “trafficking” NGO interest group was formerly joined with the “migration” interest group. Its new separate status has attracted a greater diversity of other NGO groups, resulting in its growth from about 8 persons to over 40. It has several subgroups under its umbrella, with UNANIMA International represented on the “Demand” task force. To be even more effective in shaping policy, the committee intends to work with the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, an independent “special investigator” appointed by the UN.