Archive for November, 2015

‘Laws and Agreements’ Section Updated

We have recently updated the ‘Laws and Agreements‘ section of the UN-ACT website with over 100 new resources, which are freely and easily available to download for all readers.

The resources include national, bilateral, regional and international laws and agreements that either directly address trafficking in persons and/or the intersecting areas of criminal law, labour law, marriage, child protection and migration more generally in the various jurisdictions. The documents deal with the areas of prevention, victim identification, cooperation, prosecution, repatriation and rehabilitation. They are available in a number of languages including English, Khmer, Chinese, Lao, Burmese, Thai and Vietnamese.

The resources cover all of the countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), i.e. Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.…

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New in ‘Research’: UN-ACT’s Research Strategy

Have you wondered which areas of research UN-ACT prioritizes? How the Project goes about data collection and analysis? Whether there is scope for cooperation with UN-ACT for research purposes? The UN-ACT Research Strategy will have the answers for you!

Despite efforts by various anti-trafficking stakeholders including UN-ACT’s predecessor UNIAP, the lack of rigorous research on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and beyond continues to be identified as a significant weakness in the sector. It is for this reason that one of UN-ACT’s key output areas focuses on research, data analysis and access to knowledge, and is intended to help develop and make accessible the evidence base for more effective counter-trafficking work.

UN-ACT’s new research strategy sets out the conceptual framework for the Project’s research work, the priority areas and methodological approaches. It also discusses the UN-ACT’s efforts to help develop standards for research on human trafficking, and how it seeks to promote their application.

If you have questions or comments, or perhaps ideas for joint research projects, we would be happy to hear from you!…

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