The Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT)

ICAT is a policy forum mandated by the UN General Assembly to improve coordination among UN agencies and other relevant international organizations to facilitate a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing and combating trafficking in persons, including protection and support for victims of trafficking.

ICAT functions are: To provide a platform for exchange of information, experiences and good practices on anti-trafficking activities; to support the activities of the UN and other international organizations with the aim of ensuring a full and comprehensive implementation of all international instruments and standards of relevance for the prevention and combating of trafficking in persons and protection of and support for victims of trafficking; to work towards a comprehensive, coordinated and holistic approach to human trafficking, which is gender and age-sensitive and grounded in a human rights based-approach; and to promote effective and efficient use of existing resources, using, to the extent possible, mechanisms already in place at the regional and national level.

ICAT Members

ICAT Publications

  • ICAT Issue Brief 02, 06/2017

    Trafficking in Persons in Humanitarian Crises.

    • What makes crisis-affected communities and individuals vulnerable to trafficking in persons?
    • How is the humanitarian community responding to trafficking in persons?
    • What are the key recommendations?
  • NEW! ICAT submission to the co-facilitators of the high level meeting of the General Assembly on the Appraisal of the UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

    Click here to access the document.

  • A Toolkit for Guidance in Designing and Evaluating Counter-Trafficking Programmes

    The Toolkit provides an accessible and easily employable set of tools that practitioners can use to put sectoral learning to work and improve their counter-trafficking programmes. These tools are intended to help strengthen pro­gramme design, inform planning for evalua­tion, and engender formative and summative learning. It is hoped that the wide use of such tools will lead to more effective programmes that, together with their evaluation, would contrib­ute to further building the evidence base of “what works” to respond effectively to trafficking in persons.