Interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing as part of the preparatory process towards the High-level Plenary Meeting to Review the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.- Opening segment - Interactive panel discussion 1: The Global Plan of Action and enduring trafficking issues and gaps
A High-Level Meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly will be convened on 22-23 November 2021 to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (resolution 64/293), in order to assess achievements, gaps and challenges, including in the implementation of the relevant legal instruments.
The Multi-stakeholder Hearing, held pursuant to General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/283 of 7 June 2021, is intended to inform Member States, while engaged in the intergovernmental negotiations on the outcome document of the High-level Meeting (a Political Declaration), of the practical experience shared by civil society and other stakeholders in responding to trafficking in persons. The Hearing will provide an opportunity for inputs from those working directly on issues of domestic, regional and international policy, as well as direct humanitarian responses to trafficking in persons. It will give a voice to those who have been directly impacted by trafficking in persons, and will also serve to address critical cross-cutting issues relevant for consideration by Member States, including the human rights of survivors of trafficking, gender perspectives, the protection of children, trafficking in persons and technology, and the impact of COVID-19 on trafficking in persons.