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 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?
This report provides an overview of ICAT’s accomplishments since it was created a decade ago.
ICAT Expertise and Experience in Countering Trafficking in Persons: An Overview of the Mandate and Activities of ICAT Organizations
This paper provides an up-to-date overview of the mandates of ICAT organizations, reflecting evolutions in their mandates, as well as in the international response to trafficking in persons.