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International Humanitarian Law: Responses from the United Nations

Research and content developed by Oshole Imhoagene; Libguide developed by Becca Maree

The United Nations is an "intergovernmental organization tasked with maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international co-operation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations." See Wikipedia, United Nations (2019), available as a link below. As part of its goal to maintain international peace and security, the United Nations offers resources to governments about drafting and creating anti-trafficking laws and strategies. Beyond that, governments also receive specialized assistance to encourage cross-border cooperation in investigations and prosecutions of suspected trafficking crimes. See United Nations, About the UN (2019), available as a link below.

Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking by the United Nations

See United Nations, World Day against Trafficking in Persons Security-General's Message (2019), available as a link below.