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 in particular through information campaigns, technical cooperation activities to build capacities of both government and civil society institutions to better address the challenges posed by human trafficking and direct 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.