New Report: UN Office on Drugs and Crime Releases 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
Friday, December 23, 2016 10:20 AM

Women and girls represent more than seventy percent of trafficking victims around the world, according to the most recent Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Additionally, children now make up nearly a third of victims globally and more than sixty percent of victims in certain regions of the world such as sub-Saharan Africa and Central America. The 2016 report also noted that, “while women and girls tend to be trafficked for marriages and sexual slavery, men and boys are typically exploited for forced labour in the mining sector, as porters, soldiers and slaves.” Each UNODC Global Report, published every two years, contains a “thematic chapter,” which in 2016 focuses on “the connections between trafficking in persons, migration and conflict.” 

Compiled from: Almost a third of trafficking victims are children: UNODC report, UNODC News (December 21, 2016).