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2022 Assembly

 

United Nations Security Council adopts its first resolution on trafficking in persons in Conflict Situations.

 

The Office of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator announced that on the 20th of December, 2016, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2331 (2016) on Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Resolutions.
The open debate
The open debate chaired by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and focused in particular on trafficking by terrorist groups. You can find the UN report here and the FULL TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION is towards the end of the document: http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/sc12647.doc.htm
Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki MoonUNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and the UN SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, briefed the Council, and there were powerful interventions by two Yezidi victims, including Nadia Murad, winner of the 2016 Sakharov prize. Myria Vassiliadou, the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, delivered a statement on behalf of the EU and its Member States. Speakers welcomed the new resolution, which includes significant elements on accountability, financial tracking, sanctions and the integration of trafficking into the future work of the Council.
You can find the EU Statement in this link: http://eu-un.europa.eu/eu-statement-united-nations-security-council-trafficking-persons-conflict-situations .
The delivery of the EU Statement can also be watched at http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-2-trafficking-in-persons-in-conflict-situations-security-council-7847th-meeting/5255882217001 on the 27.00‘.
Adapted by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.