World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July

Human trafficking is a crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labour and sex.

In 2013, the General Assembly held a high-level meeting to appraise the Global Plan of Action. Member States also adopted resolution A/RES/68/192 and designated July 30 as the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. This resolution declared that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

What is the Blue Heart Campaign?

  • An awareness raising initiative to fight human trafficking and its impact on society.
  • The Blue Heart Campaign seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop this crime.
  • The Campaign also allows people to show solidarity with the victims of human trafficking by wearing the Blue Heart.

Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/humantrafficking/