Forum: Security Council
Question of: Measures to curtail all forms of human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Submitted by: Pluractional State of Bolivia
Acknowledging the fact that all humans have a right to live in peace and security,
Alarmed by the fact that the average cost of a slave in 2013 was between 90 and 100 US dollars,
Deeply disturbed that The International Labor Organization (ILO) has reported that globally there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking in 137 countries,
Defines human trafficking as the illicit activity of the recruitment, transportation, harboring, receipt of individuals as defined in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children,
Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR) and its conditions on eradicating human trafficking
Taking note of the Secretary-General’s reports S/2016/949, as well as S/2015/203 and S/2016/361,
Recognizing that victims of trafficking are particularly exposed to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
Fully alarmed that 2.4 million individuals have been trafficked into forced labor and prostitution,
Recalling General Assembly resolution 53/111 of 9 December 1998, in which the Assembly decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental ad hoc committee for the purpose of elaborating a comprehensive international convention against transnational organized crime and of discussing the elaboration of, inter alia, an international instrument addressing illegal trafficking in and transporting of migrants, including by sea
1. Emphasizing that if matters are not taken to solve the issue of human trafficking will inevitably get worse;
2. Calls upon all member states to come together and cooperate with the United Nations and its appropriate and relevant subsidiary bodies, such as but not limited to, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as well as the United Nations Global Initiative to eradicate Human Trafficking.
3. Urges all nations to host more conferences and events regarding the combating and eradication of human trafficking;
a) Ensuring all nations to come up with possible solutions to combat human trafficking;
i. This would benefit as countries would work together sharing their current policies on human trafficking related crimes. Countries more prone to trafficking can implement and reinforce their policies;
4. Urges member states which are experiencing domestic human trafficking to give information to the public on issues including but not limited to the unethicality of human trafficking, especially child trafficking, and the serious consequences of engaging in such activities, through measures including but not limited to:
a. Public education, especially for people in rural areas who may be uninformed, so as to ensure they are aware of the rate of the issue, as well as how their individual participation does make a difference towards the tackling of the issue, through means including but not limited to:
i. Social Media,
ii. Mass Media including television advertisements and radio broadcasts, iii. Print Media including posters, pamphlets, brochures and newsletters,
b. Encouraging the dire need for education for children, as well as skillsupgrading for blue collar workers, with the aim of ensuring people who suffer from historical poverty cycles are able to lead selfsustaining lives and earn decent and honest livings, thereby also ensuring that they do not resort to human trafficking activities, through means including but not limited to:
i. Government subsidies so as to ensure the accessibility of education and job skills training, as well as the construction of new facilities, so as to expand the educational outreach, and this can also be achieved through aid from willing and able MEDCs as well as NGOs,
ii. Encouraging bluecollar workers to go for skills upgrading courses and training, as this would not only aid them as individuals, but also contribute to the productivity of the nation?