Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking Set for February 2008
Tuesday, December 18, 2007 8:36 AM

The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) aims to mobilize state and non-state players to eradicate human trafficking by reducing both the vulnerability of potential victims and the demand for exploitation in all its forms; ensuring adequate protection and support to those who do fall victim, as well as efficient prosecution of the criminals involved.

Our philosophy is premised on the understanding that human trafficking, as a global challenge cannot be met by governments, businesses or civil society alone. Cooperation amongst all stakeholders is the key to an effective response to this transnational crime. Hence, one of the main goals of the Global Initiative is to foster partnerships and cooperation between the public and private sectors and civil society.

UN.GIFT building upon ongoing endeavours by several other members of the UN system, regional organizations and other stakeholders, taking into account their respective areas of expertise, accumulated knowledge and ground-work.

In carrying out its mission, UN.GIFT will increase knowledge and awareness on human trafficking; promote effective rights-based responses; build capacity of state and non-state players; and foster partnerships for joint action against human trafficking.

Under the framework of the UN.GIFT, a global forum “The Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking” will take place from 13th-15th February 2008.

Published in: “The Vienna Forum to Fight Human Trafficking” 13-15 Debruary 2008, Concept Note, UN.Gift (last visited 18 December 2007).