December 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
UNHQ Conference Room 11
New York
Simone Monasebian

Dear Excellencies, Friends and Colleagues,

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Permanent Mission of
France to the United Nations request the pleasure of your participation in
the High Level Interactive Launch of UNODC’s Global Report on Trafficking
in Persons,Wednesday, 21 December, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, in Conference Room
11 at UN headquarters in NY (Final – GLOTIP Launch Flyer).  Please RSVP at your earliest
convenience to monasebian@un.org, indicating whether you already possess a
UN grounds pass or will require a special pass.

Speakers include UN Under-Secretary General Yury Fedotov, the
Executive-Director of UNODC; H.E. Ambassador Francois Delattre, Permanent
Representative of France to the UN; and Ms. Nadia Murad Basee Taha, UNODC
Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking and
recent Vaclav Havel Prize and Sakharov Prize winner, as well as other
invitees including H.E. the President of the General Assembly (tbc).

The Global Report is mandated by the UN General Assembly Global Plan of
Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Resolution 64/293), which gave
UNODC the mandate to collect data and report biennially on trafficking in
persons patterns and flows at the national, regional and international
levels. This year’s timely Global Report launch comes as we move closer to
the upcoming Appraisal of the UN General Assembly Global Plan of Action to
Combat Trafficking in Persons, to be held pursuant to GA resolution 70/179,
deciding to convene in October 2017 a high-level meeting to review the
progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to
Combat Trafficking in Persons and assess achievements, gaps and challenges,
including in the implementation of the relevant legal instruments. (The
President of the General Assembly will soon appoint co-facilitators to
negotiate modalities and outcome).

This launch also comes in the wake of the international community’s efforts
to implement three Sustainable Development Goals on trafficking in persons
(16.2, 8.7 and 5.2) and commitments from September’s New York Declaration
on Refugees and Migrants.  This years’ edition of the Global Report
consists of three main analytical chapters. Chapter I provides a global
overview of the patterns and flows of trafficking in persons and an
overview of the status of country-level legislation and the criminal
justice response to the trafficking crime. Chapter II presents an analysis
of trafficking in persons in the broader perspective of migration and
conflict, and Chapter III contains in-depth analyses by region.  We look
forward to seeing you next week.

Best regards,
Simone Monasebian, Director UNODC NY, 212-963-5631