Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

International Organisation

International Organisation

Development of guidelines for the collection of data on trafficking in human beings




Federal Ministry of Interior, Austria


€ 403 000 (€ 269 000 of EU support)


November 2007 to April 2009


International Organization for Migration (IOM), Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Sweden, Europol and theInternational Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)


Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour

ILO, 20 May 2014, 66 pages

Forced labour in the private economy generates $ 150 billion in illegal profits per year, about three times more than previously estimated, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The ILO report, Profits and Poverty: The Economics of Forced Labour, said two thirds of the estimated total of $150 billion, or $99 billion, came from commercial sexual exploitation, while another $51 billion resulted from forced economic exploitation, including domestic work, agriculture and other economic activities.



The EU and 21st century security

Friends of Europe, Security & defence agenda, Spring 2014, 44 pages

With the end of the Stockholm programme, the Security & Defence Agenda and Friends of Europe in co-operation with the European Commission Directorate General for Home Affairs, brought together key stakeholders to discuss the next practical steps to be undertaken by the EU in this field. This report presents an overview of their discussions and key recommendations. 



Trafficking in Persons for Begging – Romania Study

National Agency against Trafficking in Persons, August 2013, 86 pages

The study was conducted within the framework of the Prevention, Identification, Protection project, co-financed with the Swiss Confederation, under the objective:"To build up the intervention capacity of Romanian government actors (ANITP representatives, police officers, prosecutors, judges) involved in- prevention, - identification, repatriation and reintegration of victims of Trafficking in Human Beings".


Statement on trafficking in human beings

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, November 2013, 4 pages

Following a wish expressed by Pope Francis, the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of the Social Sciences, together with FIAMC (World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations) organized a preparatory workshop on 2 – 3 November 2013 to examine human trafficking and modern slavery, in order to establish the real status quo and an agenda to combat this heinous crime.

On that occasion, a statement listing 41 recommendations on how to combat human trafficking and slavery has been issued.



EMN Bulletin

European Migration Network (EMN), June 2013, 19 pages

The 4th Edition of the EMN Bulletin provides policymakers and other practitioners with an outline of recent migration and international protection policy developments at EU and national levels.  The period analysed is February 2013 - June 2013, including (latest) relevant published statistics.


First annual report of the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking

Secretary of State for the Home Department, October 2012, 107 pages

This report sets out an assessment of human trafficking in the UK by the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Human Trafficking (IDMG).

It notes that the UK has already achieved significant progress in the fight against trafficking. It recognises that any response must be able to quickly adapt and evolve to keep pace with the traffickers. Three key areas have been identified where further concerted effort is needed to improve and strengthen the UK’s approach:


ILO 2012 Global estimate of forced labour

On the 1st of June 2012 the new ILO Global estimate of forced labour has been launched.

According to the report 20.9 million women, men and children are suffering in forced labour.

The head of the ILO’s Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees, says that ILO has made good progress ensuring most countries now have legislation which criminalises forced labour, human trafficking and slavery-like practices. Attention should now turn to better identification and prosecution of forced labour and related offences such as human trafficking.