UNODC launches a Global Report on Trafficking in Persons

A Global Report on Trafficking in Persons launched in February 2009 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) provides new information on trafficking in persons. Based on data gathered from 155 countries, it offers the first global assessment of the scope of human trafficking and what is being done to fight it. It includes: an overview of trafficking patterns; legal steps taken in response; and country-specific information on reported cases of trafficking in persons, victims, and prosecutions.