UN Adopts Resolution on Combating Trafficking in Persons Sponsored by Belarus
On 15 November 2019, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Issues adopted a resolution, Improving the Coordination of Efforts Against Trafficking in Persons [A/C.3/74/L.10/Rev.1] . The resolution aims to unite individual thematic initiatives by Member States in the UN to combat trafficking in persons, while placing a special emphasis on the work of national mechanisms to combat trafficking in persons. With the adoption of the resolution, it was also decided that the General Assembly will host a high-level meeting on the progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons in 2021. The resolution was initiated by Belarus and co-sponsored by 80 Member States.