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

  • NEW! Submission to CEDAW’s General Recommendation on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

    Tasked with ensuring coordination and coherence across the international system to facilitate a holistic and comprehensive approach to preventing and combating trafficking in persons, ICAT offers its support to the Committee in the process of drafting the General Recommendation by identifying priority areas to inform the drafting of the text.

  • ICAT welcomes the award of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace to Ms. Nadia Murad

    ICAT congratulates Nadia Murad on her receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. Her activism is an inspiring example and an important reminder of the work that must be done to ensure that the voices of survivors and victims of trafficking and sexual slavery are heard and the perpetrators of this crime are brought to justice.

  • Trafficking in Children

    ICAT Issue Brief 06, 07/2018

    • How does trafficking in children differ from trafficking in adults?
    • Data snapshot: what is the scale of trafficking in children?
    • Child-specific drivers and challenges
    • What are ICAT’s recommendations?