Glossary of Acronyms and Notes

Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ECCAS Economic Community of Central African States
ECOWAS Economic Community of West African States
ECPAT End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes
EU European Union
EUROPOL European Police Office
GRETA Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
ILO International Labour Organization
ILO-IPEC International Labour Organization’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization
IOM International Organization for Migration
LGBT Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
OAS Organization of American States
OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
UN Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
2000 UN TIP PROTOCOL (PALERMO PROTOCOL) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime


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