Not for Sale – Joining Forces Against Trafficking in Human Beings
17-18 February 2014, Vienna, Austria
The joint OSCE/Council of Europe conference, on the occasion of the Austrian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe and the Swiss OSCE Chairmanship, aims to take stock of the progress made so far and to discuss the challenges in the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Human Trafficking.
Stolen Lives, Stolen Money: The Price of Modern-Day Slavery
25-26 June 2013, Vienna, Austria
The 13th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference “Stolen Lives, Stolen Money: The Price of Modern-Day Slavery” aims to shed light on a range of financial, social and legal factors surrounding the ongoing debate on globalization, migration, inequality and trafficking.
Seminar on Co-operation to Prevent Trafficking in Human Beings in the Mediterranean Region
8 February 2013, Rome, Italy
The principal objective of this seminar is to initiate a dialogue on trafficking in human beings and human rights protection in the context of irregular migration in the Mediterranean region. The seminar takes an innovative approach: while issues related to mixed migration in the region have been dealt within the framework of people smuggling, the seminar will shed light on the often-hidden exploitation of migrants, examine intersecting issues, and highlight the need for the protection of their human rights and the implementation of commitments on human trafficking. The focus will be trafficking for labour exploitation, including domestic servitude.
An Agenda for Prevention of Human Trafficking: Non-Discrimination and Empowerment
11-12 October 2012, Vienna, Austria
The 12th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference “An Agenda for Prevention of Human Trafficking: Non-Discrimination and Empowerment” aims to shed light on an important area of prevention that deserves further attention and to explore how anti-trafficking and anti-discrimination measures can enhance each other.
Expert Seminar on Leveraging Anti-Money Laundering Regimes to Combat Human Trafficking
3-4 October 2011, Vienna, Austria
Organized by the OSCE and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the seminar aims to advance the body of operational knowledge available in financial investigations, in order to identify perpetrators of human trafficking activity and bring them to justice. It will also look at identifying and confiscating the instruments and proceeds of human trafficking activity.
Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation: Decent Work and Social Justice
20-21 June 2011, Vienna, Austria
The 11th High-level Alliance against Trafficking in Persons conference “Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings for Labour Exploitation: Decent Work and Social Justice” aims to gain a deeper understanding and to analyse the various interconnected factors that foster the exploitation of people in slavery-like practice.
Unprotected Work, Invisible Exploitation: Trafficking for the Purpose of Domestic Servitude
17-18 June 2010, Vienna, Austria
The overall aim of the 10th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons conference is to make visible a hidden form of labour exploitation, presenting experiences and lessons learned in cases of domestic servitude. The conference will address in particular challenges and good practices in the area of identification, protection mechanisms, prosecution and prevention.
Prevention of Modern Slavery: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
14-15 September 2009, Vienna, Austria
The overall aim of the 9th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons conference is to provide examples of best practices in preventing trafficking in human beings (THB), reflecting the commitment of the OSCE participating States to come up with cross-cutting solutions to address the economic, social and political root causes of, and the demand for, commercial sex and labour exploitation.
Technical seminar on trafficking for labour exploitation focusing on the agricultural sector
27-28 April 2009, Vienna, Austria
This technical seminar analyzed the experiences and lessons learned in cases of labour exploitation, in particular in the areas of identification, protection mechanisms, national co-ordination among the services or authorities, and prosecution of cases in the agricultural sector.
OSCE conference on identifying ways to successfully prosecute cases of human trafficking
10-11 September 2008, Helsinki, Finland
The conference, titled "Successful Prosecution of Human Trafficking" and co-arranged by Biaudet's Office and the Finnish OSCE Chairmanship, enhanced national capacities to prosecute cases of human trafficking. The high-level event, including Finnish President Tarja Halonen and Finnish Justice Minister Tuija Brax as speakers, brought together policy makers and experts from more than 40 OSCE countries.
Child trafficking: responses and challenges at local level
26-27 May 2008, Vienna, Austria
Child trafficking, which is a crime under international law, is still a reality in the OSCE region. The 8th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons Conference focused on lessons learned and experiences when combating child trafficking in major capitals.
Roundtable on combating trafficking in human beings: state policies, dynamics and ways forward
13-14 December 2007, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
This conference increased regional dialogue between Central Asian countries and their CIS partners (Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine).
Vilnius Conference on Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings: Challenges and Solutions
25-26 October 2007, Vilnius, Lithuania
The conference focused on the prevention of human trafficking, and the challenges and solutions that can be achieved through regional co-operation.
Conference on Assistance to Trafficked Persons: We Can Do Better
10-11 September 2007, Vienna, Austria
The 7th Alliance Against Trafficking in Persons Conference adopted a victim-centred approach in analyzing the assistance packages offered to trafficked persons within the OSCE participating States.
National Monitoring and Report Mechanisms to Address THB: the Role of National Rapporteurs
21 May 2007, Vienna, Austria
The conference examined the tasks of gathering and analyzing information, the role played by national referral mechanism, as well as the challenges at national level concerning trafficking in human beings.