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New ICAO publication (Doc 10171)

Doc 10171, Manual on a Comprehensive Strategy for Combating Human Trafficking in the Aviation Sector. First Edition, 2023.

This comprehensive strategy for combating human trafficking in the aviation sector (“comprehensive strategy” or “strategy”) seeks to provide a brief but far-reaching overview of the intersection of human trafficking and the aviation sector, and to equip States, civil aviation authorities (CAAs) and organizations, aircraft operators and airports with guidance and recommendations to inform the development of comprehensive trafficking strategies. While this strategy focuses on civil aviation entities, the guidance should be implemented within the context of broader multimodal transportation initiatives, and States should share it broadly across government agencies. This document should be distributed to all International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regional offices and be shared with other international transportation organizations, including the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

This strategy covers key components of a comprehensive strategy, including human trafficking laws, leadership, policies (including social responsibility and employee responsibilities), reporting protocols, partnerships (including law enforcement and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)), training, public awareness, data collection and information-sharing and victim and survivor support. Additional resources in the appendices offer counter-trafficking tools for CAAs and organizations, aircraft operators and airports to adapt and tailor, including a model comprehensive strategy to combat trafficking, a proclamation and a public leadership statement.


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