Mirroring the EU's long-standing objectives and priorities, the Resolution (draft version A/C.3/74/L.10/Rev.1) reiterates the importance of prevention and explicitly encourages national authorities to end impunity for the perpetrators, acknowledging that trafficking in persons is fuelled by high profits and the demand that fosters all forms of exploitation. Importantly, the resolution acknowledges that trafficking in persons disproportionately affects women and girls, who are particularly vulnerable to trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation. By highlighting such patterns, the resolution contributes in strengthening our joint efforts for accountability towards the victims, by ensuring that such phenomena are neither normalised not deprioritised.
The EU has aligned its development cooperation to the 2030 Agenda, which address trafficking in human beings under targets 5.2, 8.7 and 16.2. These must be equally addressed so that no girls, boys, women, and men are left behind in any form of exploitation.
The EU, at the forefront with its Member States, remains committed to multilateralism, working closely with international partners to promote adherence to international legal standards on trafficking in persons, in line with UNTOC and the Palermo Protocols.