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Joint report by UNICEF, UNOHCHR and OSCE-ODHIR on Trafficking in Human Beings in South Eastern Europe (2003)


This report is a 2003 update on Situation and Responses to Trafficking in Human Beings in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro including the UN Administered Province of Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova and Romania.


The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the situation and responses to trafficking in human beings in South Eastern Europe and to provide the information and analysis contained in the joint UNICEF, OSCE-ODIHR and UNOHCHR report, published in 2002. The assesment is based on informations collected during the period November 2002 and April/May 2003 directly from the institutions working on the ground on the issue of trafficking: governmental agencies, international organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The report gives an overview of the regional situation and for each country presents an assesment of the situation and the existing responses with a focus on the status of the implementation of the National Plans of Action, legislative reform, victim assistance, trafficking in chlidren and prosecution.

The report does not aim to analyse all the anti-trafficking initiatives in the region, but rather to emphasise the concrete steps undertaken by the participating agencies.