United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is a global leader in the struggle against illicit drugs and international crime. The theme of human trafficking is an integral part of its activities. It publishes every two years a report on human trafficking that covers 128 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based on detected cases.

- 2016 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (situation 2012 to 2014)

- 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (situation 2010 to 2012)

- 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (situation 2008 to 2010)

 

Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children

The SRSG is a global independent advocate in favour of the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against children.

She publishes an annual report on the progress (or lack of progress) made by States Parties in protecting children.  SRSG Annual Report 2013

Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons

In the discharge of her mandate, the Special Rapporteur takes action on violations committed against trafficked persons and undertakes country visits in order to study the situation and formulate recommendations to prevent and combat trafficking.

She submits each year a report to the Human Rights Council of the UN on her activities, with a special focus on a chosen topic (prevention, identification, demand, etc.). Report 2014

Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

The Special Rapporteur is mandated to promote best practices and measures to combat the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography; and to make recommendations on the protection of children against sexual exploitation.

The Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child
pornography submits annually a report to the Human Rights Council of the UN.  Report 2015

US Department of State

The US State Department, the equivalent of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, releases each year the "Trafficking in Persons Report" (TIP Report), which represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it. The U.S. Government uses the TIP Report to engage foreign governments in dialogues to advance anti-trafficking reforms. Countries are placed onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their governments’ efforts to comply with the “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking”. Tier 3 countries may be subject to certain sanctions from the US government.

Belgium is ranked in tier 1 in the 2017 Report.

Child Rights International Network (CRIN)

The CRIN is a global children's rights network which links more than 2000 organisations and shares information and research on Children's rights. 

To see the CRIN 2013 Annual Report