UN / HUMAN TRAFFICKING

07-Jan-2019 00:00:43
The number of human trafficking victims is on the rise, while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on Trafficking in Persons launched today (7 Jan) in Vienna. UNIFEED
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DATELINE: 07 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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1. Wide shot, exterior UN headquarters

07 JANUARY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Stéphane Dujarric at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“The report found a clear increase in the number of children being trafficked, and who now account for 30 percent of all detected victims, with far more girls detected than boys.”
4. Med shot, reporters in press briefing room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General:
“Sexual exploitation continues to be the main purpose for trafficking, accounting for some 59 percent. The report draws on information from 142 countries and examines trafficking trends and patterns, while focusing on human trafficking in armed conflict.”
6. Wide shot, press briefing room
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The number of human trafficking victims is on the rise, while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on Trafficking in Persons launched today (7 Jan) in Vienna.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, said, “The report found a clear increase in the number of children being trafficked, and who now account for 30 percent of all detected victims, with far more girls detected than boys.”

The report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) draws on information from 142 countries to examine trafficking trends and patterns, and puts the spotlight on human trafficking in armed conflict.

Globally, countries are detecting and reporting more victims and convicting more traffickers, according to the report. Sexual exploitation continues to be the main purpose for trafficking.
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