ICAT Briefing to Vienna-based Permanent Missions

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Location: 
Vienna

ICAT Briefing to Vienna-based Permanent Missions

On 13 December 2016 the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons (ICAT) hosted a briefing for Member States to inform them of ICAT’s key outputs for 2016, which included discussion documents, tools and advocacy material. Held at UNODC Headquarters in Vienna, the briefing also marked the conclusion of the 2016 Chairmanship by UNODC. Following the briefing, Member States were given an opportunity to ask questions about the work of ICAT.

Panellists included ICAT Working Group members and partner organisations, including the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); the International Labour Organisation (ILO); the International Organization for Migration (IOM); and the International Centre for Migration and Policy Development (ICMPD), who joined ICAT as a second partner organisation in 2016. Each panellist presented on one of ICAT’s thematic area of work, including the work on evaluation of anti-trafficking programmes and projects that was carried out throughout 2016 and culminated in the publication of a Discussion Paper and an Evaluation Toolkit (soon on-line); the publication of the ICAT Issue Paper on Providing Effective Remedies to Victims of Trafficking in Persons; the thematic focus on the issue of vulnerabilities to trafficking in persons; and the need to continue to coordinate and produce joint outputs (such as the the ICAT Issue Briefs), as well as to provide support to Member States to achieve the trafficking-related SDGs.