Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons Acts to Combat Human Trafficking

OrganizationsInternational Organizations ♦ Published: July 6, 2015; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Protecting groups vulnerable to human trafficking along migration routes and in destination countries is the focus of the 2015 Alliance conference, where during the next two days leading experts are looking for new ways to assist at-risk migrants. “This has become an increasingly urgent international issue with serious security implications for the OSCE area and neighbouring regions,” Aleksandar Nikolić, Serbia’s State Secretary of the Interior Ministry, said on Monday.

Alliance against Trafficking in Persons brings together players to combat human trafficking / Picture: © OSCE / Micky Kroell

“Serbia’s 2015 OSCE Chairmanship has consequently decided to make this issue one of its priorities, as human trafficking constitutes a grave violation of human rights and an appalling crime.”

Currently, there are about one billion migrants worldwide, many of whom are at risk of being trafficked and exploited. Often impoverished and jobless, they become easy targets for…