IOM takes a comprehensive approach to trafficking in persons within the wider context of managing migration. IOM's wide-ranging activities are implemented through partnership with governmental institutions, NGOs and international organizations. The approach is based on three principles that govern all counter trafficking activities:
- Respect for human rights
- Physical, mental and social well-being of the individual and his or her community
- Sustainability through institutional capacity building of governments and civil society
Concrete counter-trafficking activities include the prevention of this crime, the prosecution of traffickers and the protection of and assistance to trafficking victims. Partnerships with relevant counterparts and stakeholders assure that counter-trafficking measures are coherently and effectively formulated and implemented.
Information about IOM’s global approach to combating trafficking in persons can be found here