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.
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.
ICAT Issue Brief 05, 04/2018
The Issue Brief looks at the context specifically related to the three Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets related to trafficking in persons, Targets 5.2, 8.7, and 16.2.