On the adoption of the Resolution of the Republic of Belarus on Combating Trafficking in Persons by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly


The resolution “Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons” initiated by the Republic of Belarus was adopted by the Third Committee of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly on 12 November 2021.

The resolution was adopted by consensus, which testifies to the importance of its issues and the successful work of Belarus in the field of international cooperation in combating human trafficking. The resolution was co-sponsored by 48 UN member states from all parts of the world.

This resolution is a traditional initiative of the Republic of Belarus. Its aim is to reaffirm the importance of coordinated joint efforts of all those involved and interested parties in the effective prevention of human trafficking and the protection of victims.

The adopted resolution also strongly supports the central role of the UN system in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and its negative consequences in the field of trafficking in persons.

The resolution welcomes the holding of a high-level event in New York on 22-23 November 2021 to assess the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The event will be addressed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

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