Category Archive for "Updates"

UN-ACT Quarter 3 2017 Newsletter

Click on UN-ACT Quarter 3 2017 Newsletter for all the latest information on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. For an email-based version of the newsletter that is easier to manage and comes with an improved layout, please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the website.…

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COMMIT Guidelines for Fair Recruitment Developed

Recruitment practices constitute human trafficking when they are deceptive or coercive and have exploitative intentions. They can also create vulnerabilities to forms of exploitation, such as when they involve excessive fees. Ensuring fair recruitment is hence a key prevention strategy for human trafficking.

In support of SDG 16.2 on ending human trafficking, UN-ACT, in its capacity as the Secretariat to the Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT), convened a workshop with relevant ministries and civil society organizations from COMMIT member states (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) to develop principles and guidelines for fair recruitment.

Held in Bangkok from 27-29 September 2017, the event drew upon international standards and received technical and financial support from ILO, IOM and UNODC. The outcome is set to be adopted at the COMMIT Senior Officials Meeting in November before being operationalized at the national level.

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Donate to UN-ACT

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the lives of people affected by or at risk of forced exploitation?

Human trafficking is one of the gravest forms of human rights abuses and poses a serious threat to many individuals seeking a better life in the Southeast Asian region. UN-ACT has the experience, knowledge and relations to help fight this phenomenon, but we need your help.

We are excited to announce the launch of our campaign page on UNDP’s fundraising portal. With the simple click of a button you will now have the power to directly contribute to achieving a brighter future for trafficked persons and those vulnerable.

Help us counter #humantrafficking and promote safe migration in the Greater-Mekong Sub-region – donate today!

Share this link with your networks and spread the word! https://give.undp.org/campaign/no-trafficking/c145760

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UN-ACT Quarter 2 2017 Newsletter

Click on UN-ACT Quarter 2 2017 Newsletter for all the latest information on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. For an email-based version of the newsletter that is easier to manage and comes with an improved layout, please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the website.…

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‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’: The latest Blog on World Day against Trafficking in Persons

We have published the latest blog, ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’, on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

In this piece, we take a look at some of the latest developments in counter-trafficking at the global level, especially from a ‘protection’ perspective – in line with this year’s theme of the World Day.

You can access the blog by visiting our forum or clicking on this link.

What do you think about the blog? And what are your thoughts on the available protection frameworks and ways to improve these further?

We would be happy to hear from you! You can comment directly in response to our blog!…

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Full Papers Now Available Online: International Seminar on Mixed Migration

Many of the full papers as presented at the International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia on 21-22 June 2017 are now available on the UN-ACT website. A dedicated page on the event has been added to ‘resources’ including the final agenda of the event as well as the papers referencing the session of their respective presentation.

The papers touch upon various dimensions of mixed migration, namely ‘flows and patterns’, ‘concepts, attitudes and policies’, ‘asylum and human trafficking’, ‘categories and the work of CSOs’, ‘gender and sex work’, ‘states and categorizations’, as well as ‘children and youth’, and represent a mix of empirical and conceptual work as well as practical experiences from the grassroots.

We hope that you find the perspectives presented of interest and relevant to your work, and would love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments!

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Watch All Sessions on Demand: International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia

The International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia took place on 21 and 22 June, and what a success it was!

The venue was packed at maximum capacity on both days as presenters from around the world discussed their papers on various dimensions of mixed migration in the region, divided across 7 thematic sessions.

A few thousand people also joined from afar via an excellent live-stream.

Many of the papers will soon be available on our website. In the meantime, all sessions including presentations and discussions can be watched on demand on our Facebook page at any time.

The submissions will also be considered for publication in the Anti-Trafficking Review (ATR), a peer-reviewed academic journal housed under the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW), in a 2018 issue on the conference’s theme.

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Watch and Join us Live on 21-22 June #MixedMigration

The response to our call for registrations for the ‘International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia’ has far exceeded our expectations. All 100 seats available at the venue filled up within just 4 days. Against such strong demand, we are making available a professional live-stream via our Facebook page at www.facebook.org/notrafficking.

You can follow all presentations and discussions there, and join in by leaving comments and questions that we will raise for you during the proceedings. You may also watch the full event on demand at a later point, in case you are unavailable on 21-22 June.

Please note that key messages from the seminar will be posted on Twitter at #mixedmigration. Please share widely among interested networks!…

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International Seminar on Mixed Migration on 21-22 June 2017

The program for the ‘International Seminar on Mixed Migration in Southeast and East Asia’ organized by UN-ACT and Mahidol University at the Salaya Campus on 21-22 June 2017 is shaping up very well. The draft agenda as of 1 June and abstracts of all accepted papers have been made available on the event’s website: https://sites.google.com/a/mahidol.edu/trafficking-seminar/.

These cover 31 contributions touching upon various dimensions of migration, to be discussed in 7 thematic sessions. Authors have diverse backgrounds including academia, government, civil society or international organizations, and will fly in for the event from almost all parts of the world.

Accompanying the proceedings will be the exhibition ‘Behind Tin Walls’ by Thai photographer Visarut Sankham that documents the lives of migrant workers in Bangkok who reside in temporary, tin-walled structures as they build the city’s skyline. The showing has been made possible with financial support from the ILO Triangle in ASEAN program.

The seminar is now also open for registrations on a first-come, first-served basis via the following link: https://sites.google.com/a/mahidol.edu/trafficking-seminar/registration. Please note that the room capacity is limited to 100 people, so be quick to reserve your place as soon as possible.

For those who cannot attend in person, please keep yourself updated on opportunities to follow the event via live-stream or to watch the recordings after the seminar. More information on this will be shared shortly via the event’s website.…

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UN-ACT Quarter 1 2017 Newsletter

Click on UN-ACT Quarter 1 2017 Newsletter for all the latest information on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. For an email-based version of the newsletter that is easier to manage and comes with an improved layout, please subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of the website.…

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