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.
Statement of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group Against Trafficking in Persons on the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking
On the occasion of the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, ICAT calls on governments to better address the misuse of internet and information technology to facilitate human trafficking, and harness the potential of technology to enhance investigations and prosecutions of perpetrators, as we
ICAT Issue Brief 07, 07/2019
Technology development has had an important influence on the crime of trafficking in persons, presenting both challenges and opportunities to its prevention and response. While technology is frequently misused to facilitate the commission of the crime, its positive use can also help practitioners combat trafficking. Future success in eradicating human trafficking will therefore depend on how countries and societies are prepared for and equipped to harness technology in their response. Click here to read more.
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.