Official Statements

Almost 70% of victims of human trafficking are women

ICMPD statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2015.

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Today is International Migrants Day

Today, 18 December 2014, we acknowledge the importance of international migrants in societies around the world.

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Chaos Next Door – Trafficking and the Syrian War: 18 October is EU Anti-Trafficking Day

EU Anti-Trafficking Day, which is marked on 18 October every year, encourages people to reflect upon responses to trafficking in human beings in the European Union.

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Statement concerning the ‘Law of Georgia on Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons’

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has actively observed the substantial progress achieved by the Georgian government institutions involved in migration policy development and implementation over the recent years. The latest accomplishment in this field has been demonstrated by the adoption of the 'Law of Georgia on the Legal Status of Aliens and Stateless Persons,' which entered into force on 1 September 2014.

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International Migrants Day: 18 December 2013

Today we celebrate International Migrants Day, a day that commemorates the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by the United Nations in 1990. In honour of this special day, ICMPD would like to highlight the positive role that migrant workers have played in our societies.

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18 October is EU Anti-Trafficking Day

The yearly EU Anti-Trafficking Day on 18 October makes both policymakers and the general public reflect upon the response to trafficking in human beings in Europe.

States still face challenges in properly identifying trafficked persons, providing them with adequate assistance, prosecuting perpetrators and measuring the overall impact of such actions. Observations show that this is particularly difficult in cases of trafficking for the purpose of labour exploitation. In order to contribute to international discussion on ways to tackle this issue, ICMPD implemented a large-scale capacity building action. Training sessions on trafficking for labour exploitation, cross-border judicial cooperation and transnational police investigation were carried out in fifteen countries. The training sessions brought together a wide range of actors including labour inspectors, police officers, specialised investigators, judges, prosecutors and civil society representatives.

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