NCCPIM&TIP, ILO, IOM & UNODC collaborate to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
30 July 2023
- JOINT PRESS RELEASE
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons is marked globally on the 30th of July as a reminder of the significance of raising awareness on a crime that affects not only the victims but also societies. This year’s theme “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no one behind” stresses on the importance of identifying victims of trafficking, protecting, and providing them with the needed support, and end impunity.
With this theme in mind, the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) & the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), with the support of the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United States Department of State and the European Union (EU), carried out a joint online awareness-raising campaign on social media bringing focus on the various forms of trafficking, as well as shared information on how to reach out for help, and the vitality of reporting.
In addition to this, all UN partners have taken part in the field visits, conducted in Cairo, Giza, Qalyubia, and Fayoum Governorates, by providing the visibility/awareness raising materials that were distributed to the public, who have attended the sensitization sessions. The field visits were carried out by NCCPIM&TIP and the Ministry of Social Solidarity’s social women leaders to deliver sensitization sessions on the risks and forms of trafficking in persons, and the reporting mechanisms for potential and actual victims of human trafficking.
The World Day against Trafficking in Persons was celebrated by the Government of Egypt and the key UN partner agencies. H.E Amb. Naela Gabr, NCCPIM&TIP Chairperson, has delivered a recorded speech on NCCPIM&TIP’s social media platforms. Similarly, Mr. Carlos Oliver Cruz, the Chief of Mission of IOM Egypt, Ms. Cristina Albertin, UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa and Mr. Eric Oechslin, ILO’s Cairo Country Office for Egypt and Eritrea shared their speeches on social media.
NCCPIM&TiP: Hagar Tarek, email@example.com
IOM: Salma Okasha, firstname.lastname@example.org
ILO: Asmaa Rezk, email@example.com
UNODC: Nermine Abdelhamid, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to follow the social media campaign: