Inter-agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT)
The next decade: Promoting common priorities and greater coherence inthe fight against human trafficking
Established in 2006 in response to response to a United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council(ECOSOC) resolution
, the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT)is a policy forum mandated by the UN General Assembly to improve coordination and cooperationbetween UN agencies and other international organizations
. It is also intended to facilitate a holisticand comprehensive approach by the international community to preventing and combating traffickingin persons including protection and support for victims of trafficking
.In response to this mandate, ICAT is preparing to publish a series of five issue papers over the courseof 2012 and 2013. Each issue paper will examine one key issue that has been identified and agreed byICAT’s member organizations as a critical challenge to address for the international community tosucceed in the fight against trafficking in persons in the coming decade. This planned series of ICATpapers provides an opportunity for international organizations to speak with one voice, and is intendedto serve as a catalyst for the promotion of common strategic priorities and greater policy andprogrammatic coherence. This document provides an introduction to each of the five key challengesidentified with the intention of inviting public comment, and so marks the beginning of thisconsultation process.
This public consultation document is intended to solicit inputs from the community of practice on fivekey issues:1.
The international legal framework relating to trafficking in persons;2.
Evaluating anti-trafficking responses;3.
Preventing trafficking in persons by addressing demand;4.
Preventing trafficking in persons by addressing vulnerabilities;5.
Providing effective remedies for trafficked persons.For each issue, a
description of the problem
is provided, followed by a brief analysis of
why thetopic deserves attention
are addressed to readers for their assessment andresponse. All inputs received
will be considered by the ICAT working group
, in finalizing theforthcoming series of five papers. Written responses should be sent,
by Wednesday 1 August,
email@example.com;Responses are welcome on one, several or all of the five issues noted. Please note that responsesshould not exceed a maximum of 10 pages on any one issue, and should be written in English.Responses that exceed this limit will not be reviewed.
ECOSOC Resolution 2006/27 of 27 July 2006, Strengthening international cooperation in preventing andcombating trafficking in persons and protecting victims of such trafficking,
ICAT is composed of DPKO, ICAO, ICPO-Interpol, IOM, ILO, OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UN Women,UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, UNICRI, UNESCO, UN-INSTRAW and UNODC.
See UN GA resolutions A/RES/61/180 and A/RES/64/293.
Please note the requirements provided for responses.
ICAT Working Group is composed by ICPO-Interpol, IOM, ILO, OHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC.