A meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs, co-organised by the Council of Europe and the Office of the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, took place in Strasbourg on 23 May 2018.
The meeting gathered some 60 participants from 40 countries in the Council of Europe and OSCE regions, as well as Israel, which is an OSCE Partner for Co-operation. Participants exchanged on trends in trafficking in human beings, current challenges and ways to address them in order to foster the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and relevant OSCE commitments. Further, participants discussed the recommendations from this year’s 18th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference and from the most recent annual report of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), with a thematic focus on human trafficking for labour exploitation.
These periodic exchanges between National Anti-trafficking Co-ordinators are vital for pooling knowledge, strengthening partnerships and promoting the implementation of international obligations in the area of combating trafficking in human beings.