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 Issue Brief 04, 09/2017
- Root cause and risk factors: Why trafficking disproportionally affects women and girls
- Considerations regarding male victims
- Recommendations: A gendered approach to prevention and response to trafficking
ICAT Issue Brief 03, 09/2017
This issue brief clarifies the relationship between refugee status and trafficking in persons across a number of situations and provides recommendations on what States can do to ensure that victims of trafficking have access to international protection as refugees where they need it.
ICAT Issue Brief 02, 06/2017
- 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?