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UN readying training guidelines to help cabin crews identify, report human trafficking

New York, Jan 5 (JEN): The United Nations is taking the global combat against human trafficking into the skies as the Organization's human rights office and its Montreal-based civil aviation agency begin putting the final touches on training guidelines that could help airline cabin crew spot possible victims.

Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children – new UN report

New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News): According to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the vast majority of all human trafficking victims – some 71 per cent – are women and girls and one third are children.

At Security Council, UN chief underlines need to tackle root causes of human trafficking

New York, Dec 21 (Just Earth News): Highlighting the plight of victims of human trafficking, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined on Tuesdaythe need to ensure justice for victims and accountability for perpetrators, as well as to address underlying factors by focusing on human rights and stability.

Canada wide human trafficking books 32 people with 78 offences

Toronto, Oct 19 (IBNS): In an attempt to stop human trafficking across Canada, a six day coordinated police investigation found 32 people guilty with 78 offences.

Treaties against human trafficking key to fighting scourge, supporting victims – UN anti-crime official

New York, Sept 30 (Just Earth News): With current armed conflicts and humanitarian crises driving massive population movements – and not just in Europe, though the continent has been heavily challenged – an upcoming United Nations report will confirm the troubling fact that human trafficking generally follows the overall migratory flows, a senior UN anti-crime official said on Thursday, urging States to back the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and other international tools to address the evolving and complex situation.

Halifax man arrested for human trafficking

Toronto, Sept 23 (IBNS): Toronto Police have arrested a man who is alleged of recruiting a young 17-year-old girl from Halifax, forced her to come to Toronto, work in a spa amd provide sexual services to clients.

On World Day, UN urges stronger action to shield millions from human trafficking

New York, July 30 (Just Earth News): The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees – particularly young people, women and children – from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging all nations to recognize their responsibility in combating the global scourge.

PODCAST: actress Gillian Anderson presents film at UN on human trafficking

New York, Apr 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): “Film can change the world,” said actress Gillian Anderson in a recent interview at the United Nations about the movie SOLD, the story of a 13-year-old Nepalese girl's journey into sexual slavery and eventual emancipation.

Rights of victims of trafficking during migration must be protected, UN tells EU

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IBNS): Urging the Europe Union (EU) to safeguard the rights of migrants at risk, especially the most vulnerable, a United Nations human rights expert on Friday called on EU member States to ensure their anti-trafficking measures do not include restrictive and exclusionary immigration policies that are not effective and further heighten risks for trafficking and exploitation.