Meetings of National Co-ordinators
Meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators and Rapporteurs
23 May 2018
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.
Meeting of National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators
21-22 June 2016
National Anti-Trafficking Co-ordinators from the 46 states parties to the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings met at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg to discuss ways to strengthen national co-ordination and international co-operation in the fight against trafficking in human beings. Participants in the meeting identified different approaches to co-ordination at national and local level, and analysed their implications for policy development and implementation. Particular attention was paid to multi-agency collaboration in the identification of victims of trafficking and the protection of their rights. The discussions also focused on how to increase co-operation and co-ordination between countries of origin, transit and destination when identifying trafficked persons and referring them to assistance.