11 months UN: Human trafficking hits 13-year high Manilatimes |World
The latest “Global Report On Trafficking In Persons,” released on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) showed a record-high number of cases detected in 2016, and the largest recorded conviction rate of traffickers. “The report was undertaken for a simple reason: if we want to succeed in confronting human trafficking in all its manifestations, we must better understand its scope and structure,” said Yury Fedotov, UNODC’s Executive director as he presented the report at the UN headquarters in New York. “We need to appreciate where human trafficking is happening, who are its ... more