Special Event: New York Presentation of the 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons


The Sovereign Order of Malta participated in the Special Event of the New York Presentation on the 2022 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The UNODC organized this briefing to share with Member States and other stakeholders the significant findings of the 2022 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons.

This briefing aimed to assess the persisting and emerging challenges in responding to human trafficking by reintegrating the need to collaborate in closing gaps in our collective efforts to combat this crime. Given the current global crises, it is crucial to rely on multilateralism and effective internationally binding legal frameworks, such as the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol, to prevent human trafficking. Having timely and comprehensive data on trafficking patterns and flows remains critical for national authorities to aid victims and enhance investigative methods to stop criminals and improve victim identification.

Speaking on behalf of the Sovereign Order of Malta, our Special Advisor on Human Trafficking, Deborah O’Hara Rusckowski, emphasized the significance of gathering data on human trafficking for being an essential tool in gaining a thorough understanding of this urgent global issue.

Continually, she stressed that data can identify populations and regions that are most vulnerable to trafficking, allowing for targeted prevention and effective response measures.