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UN adopts Belarusian resolution against human trafficking

The Republic of Belarus initiated the resolution on “Improvement of coordination of efforts to combat human trafficking”. The resolution was examined by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in the UN headquarters in New York on 16 November.

This is the fourth resolution on the matter passed by the UN since 2006 upon the initiative of Belarus. The resolution envisages holding a high-level session of the UN General Assembly to assess the execution of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons passed upon the initiative of Belarus in 2010. The session is to be attended by representatives of the governments, the UN top officials and members of other international organizations and NGOs involved in the fight against human trafficking.

The resolution also envisages the implementation of Belarusian proposal to present the first global report on human trafficking in the UN headquarters in New York. The report will provide a competent analysis of the situation with human trafficking around the world.

Over 50 states, including the European Union, have become the co-authors of the resolution.