United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 
Selected media campaigns and press releases
A New Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Some 2.5 million people throughout the world are at any given time recruited, entrapped, transported and exploited – a process called human trafficking – according to estimates of international experts.

Trafficking in persons, whether for sexual exploitation or forced labor, affects virtually every region of the world.  UNODC reports that persons from 127 countries become exploited in 137 nations.

Media Reach: global audience of 425 million