World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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News: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is being observed on July 30.

Facts:

  • The day was observed for the first time in 2013 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Aim: To raise awareness about the condition of victims of human trafficking and to promote and protect their rights.
  • Theme: It focuses on first responders to human trafficking.
  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative(CHRI) and Walk Free (an international anti-slavery organisation) has released a report titled “Eradicating Modern Slavery”.

Additional Facts:

  • Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative(CHRI): It is an independent, non-profit, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation working in the area of human rights.It is headquartered in New Delhi.
  • Blue Heart Campaign: It is an international anti-trafficking program started by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime(UNODC).