World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
July 30, 2023
— 11:59 pm
Trafficking in persons is a serious crime and a grave violation of human rights. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Almost every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013. For 2023, the theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking.