New Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

As we turned our calendar pages to a new year, the UN was rolling out a new global Report on Trafficking in Persons. The report identifies patterns among trafficking and regular migration flows with a common destination country. It also describes trafficking trends within countries, between neighboring States, and across regions. Among the report’s key findings are that 71% of trafficking victims are women or girls, one third of victims are children, and risk factors for being trafficked include the presence of transnational organized crime in one’s country of origin as well as one’s socio-economic status. An English version of the full report can be found here along with executive summaries available in all six UN languages.