The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly unanimously approved Belarus’ resolution “Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons”. Twenty countries from across the globe co-authored the document.
The Belarusian resolution evoked a great interest of other delegations. The urgency of the document and the good organization of the negotiations before the document was adopted were emphasized. It was noted that most victims of human traffic come from developing countries.
The resolution calls upon all countries, international institutions and the public to unite efforts in a global partnership to fight human traffic, secure protection of victims and prevent such crimes.
The document provides for developing a simple yet effective mechanism to coordinate efforts of all concerned international organizations. This mechanism is implemented through a coordinating group that the resolution established and placed in Vienna. Concerned parties will also be able to participate in the activities of the group.
The Belarusian foreign ministry underlined the importance of the international community’s unequivocal approval of Belarus proposals to improve the coordination of efforts in the fight against human traffic.