UN Crime Office passes Belarusian resolution against human trafficking
The issues in the document are labeled "innovative" as they have never before been taken into consideration by the UN's primary body in crime prevention.
Belarusian state news agency Belta reported on Saturday that a resolution was passed by the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) on measures against human trafficking, which was put forward by the Belarusian delegation - citing the country's permanent mission to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Vienna.
Titled "Taking action against trafficking in persons in business operations, public procurement and supply chains for goods and services", the report stated that it was passed by consensus at the 32nd CCPCJ session on Saturday.
The issues in the document are labeled "innovative" as they have never before been taken into consideration by the UN's primary body in crime prevention and criminal justice, according to the report, the resolution aims to coordinate efforts of governments, businesses, civil society, and international organizations to fight human trafficking in the economic field.
Risks of trafficking persons in business operations, public procurement, and supply chains are pronounced in the report as well as the number of action-oriented recommendations for public and private sectors.
The adoption of the resolution will further draw the attention of the international community to the problem of modern slavery and will provide an important impetus to the joint efforts of all concerned partners to combat this problem, the report said.