The increase in global crises, conflicts and the climate emergency is increasing the risk of human trafficking. Millions of people around the world are affected by displacement. Traffickers often target people who lack legal status, live in poverty, have limited access to education, healthcare or decent employment, experience discrimination, violence or abuse, or come from marginalized communities. To eradicate human trafficking, it is critical to strengthen resistance against exploitation and address the underlying socioeconomic and cultural issues that fuel it. There is a need to raise awareness of human trafficking globally and direct attention to those who can make a difference in terms of policy change.
For this reason, the UN decided to proclaim the World Day against Trafficking in Persons of 2023, on July 30 of each year.This day aims to raise awareness of the alarming events and threats identified in the latest UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. In addition, it calls on governments, law enforcement, public services and civil society to evaluate and improve their efforts in prevention, identification and support for victims, as well as to end impunity.

Source: Naciones Unidas