Preventing trafficking in persons – A video by ICAO

July 13, 2020

During the first half of 2018, ICAO released Circular 352 “Guidelines for Training Cabin Crew on Identifying and Responding to Trafficking in Persons” containing guidelines to enable members of cabin crews and other transportation personnel to identify possible victims of trafficking and respond to their plight. The Circular was a joint release of ICAO and The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

The ITF has been involved in the ICAO Cabin Safety Group (ICSG) since 2012. It has contributed the ICSG’s work, including competency-based training, as well as guidance on combating human trafficking in aviation.

The ITF identifies the Guidelines as a tool which ensures that civil aviation’s remarkable ability to connect global citizens and societies is not abused by undesirable elements of humanity that prey on vulnerable humans, exploiting them for economic gain.

The International Labour Office reports that 1-in-200 people worldwide are still being forced into work and living conditions resulting from trafficking in persons, a practice considered akin to modern slavery.

Also see: Combatting human trafficking one flight at a time (unitingaviation.com) and U.N. agency urges mandatory training to combat human trafficking on flights (euronews.com)

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