The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2017 is observed across the world on 30 July. This year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selected ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’ as the focus of the Day.
The theme emphasizes one of the most pressing issues of the large mixed migration movements of refugees and migrants. The day aims at raising awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promoting and protecting their rights.
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- In 2013, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting to appraise the Global Plan of Action and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
Source- The United Nations