March 6, 2009: The website of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) has an excellent collection of manuals and other documents that serve as guides to fighting human trafficking. You can access them by clicking here.
UNIAP was established in June 2000 to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking, in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and beyond. UNIAP is the only inter-agency coordinating body on human trafficking of its kind within the United Nations system. It coordinates the policy and operational response to human trafficking within the GMS in collaboration with its key stakeholders:
– Government agencies: GMS governments at central and local levels
– United Nations: UN and international implementing agencies such as ILO, IOM, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNODC, UNFPA, and others
– NGOs: Local and international non-government organizations
UNIAP’s inter-agency coordination and linkages have led to strong small-scale and large-scale inter-agency collaborations that have resulted in more effective interventions, and the elimination of thousands of dollars of redundant programming.
In serving its key stakeholders, UNIAP’s four objectives are:
– To support governments in the institutionalization of effective multi-sectoral approaches to combat human trafficking
– To maximize the effectiveness of the UN’s overall anti-trafficking response
– To facilitate optimal allocation and targeting of anti-trafficking resources
– To continue to play a catalytic role in the anti-trafficking response by identifying and supporting special projects to address new and emerging issues.
You can read more about UNIAP by clicking here.