World Day Against Trafficking in Persons: July 30, 2017
Trafficking in persons, also known as modern slavery or human trafficking, is a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Where a person younger than 18 is induced to perform a commercial sex act, it is a crime regardless of whether there is any force, fraud, or coercion. Victims can be anyone from around the world or right next door: women and men, adults and children, citizens and noncitizens alike. This infographic displays states’ membership in multilateral organizations with high-level political commitments to address trafficking in persons, as well as their international obligations under the Palermo Protocol*, as of July 30, 2017.