Recognizing the need to address the impact of globalization on the particular problem of
trafficking in women and children,
Recognizing also the challenges to combating trafficking in persons, especially women and
children, owing to the lack of adequate legislation and implementation of existing legislation, the
lack of availability of reliable sex- and age-disaggregated data and statistics and the lack of
resources,
Noting that some of the demand for prostitution and forced labour is met by trafficking in
persons in some parts of the world,
Recognizing that policies and programmes for prevention, rehabilitation, return and
reintegration should be developed through a gender- and age-sensitive, comprehensive and
multidisciplinary approach, with concern for the security of the victims and respect for the full
enjoyment of their human rights and with the involvement of all actors in countries of origin,
transit and destination,
Taking note with appreciation of the report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in
persons, especially women and children (A/HRC/10/16), presented to the Council at its
tenth session,
Taking note with appreciation also of the report of the Office of the United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights on the latest developments within the United Nations
relating to combating trafficking in persons and on the relevant activities of the Office
(A/HRC/10/64), and taking note of the Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human
Rights and Human Trafficking contained in that report, presented to the Council at its
tenth session,
Taking note of the meeting of the Open-ended Interim Working Group on Trafficking in
Persons of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational
Organized Crime, held in Vienna on 14 and 15 April 2009, and the recommendations resulting
therefrom, and the interactive dialogue on the theme “Taking collective action to end human
trafficking” of the General Assembly, held on 13 May 2009, which included a discussion on the
advisability of a global plan of action against human trafficking,
Welcoming especially the efforts of Governments, United Nations bodies and agencies and
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to address the problem of trafficking in
persons, especially women and children,
Recognizing the concern expressed by the Human Rights Committee, the Committee on
the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, the Committee on the Rights of the Child and
the Committee against Torture at the persistence of trafficking and the vulnerability of victims to
human rights violations,
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Affirms that it is essential to place the protection of human rights at the centre of
measures taken to prevent and end trafficking in persons, and to protect, assist and provide
access to adequate redress to victims, including the possibility of obtaining compensation from
the perpetrators;
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