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.
World Day against Trafficking in Persons
ICAT Briefing on its Past, Present and Future
The current COVID-19 outbreak has drastically affected the lives of millions around the globe.
This catalogue of publications contains a complete list of all ICAT resources and tools produced as of May 2020, including the issue brief series and other thematic papers, reports and tools, in English and other available UN languages.
ICAT Issue Brief 09, 09/2020
Forced labour, slavery and trafficking in persons have been issues of concern for the international community since the nineteenth century. While these concepts overlap in practice, they are defined separately in international law. At their core, these crimes are an affront to the rights, liberty, dignity and autonomy of their victims.