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World Day against Trafficking Persons

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World Day Against Trafficking Persons calls for an end to human trafficking.

Local names

NameLanguage
World Day against Trafficking PersonsEnglish
Día Mundial contra la TrataSpanish
היום עולמי נגד סחר בבני האדםHebrew
اليوم العالمي لمناهضة الاتجار بالأشخاصArabic
일 세계 인신 매매를 중지하는Korean
Tag gegen MenschenhandelGerman

World Day against Trafficking Persons 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

World Day against Trafficking Persons 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015
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On July 30 every year, the United Nations (UN) promotes World Day Against Trafficking Persons.

Human trafficking affects every country in the world. At least 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery, according to the UN.

Heart shaped by hands, a symbol of World Day Against Trafficking Persons.

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One in Four are Children

All around the world, men, women and children are kidnapped, tricked, blackmailed, or manipulated into slavery, like prostitution, forced labor, or organ removal. One in four victims are children. More than half of these children are from Africa and the Middle East, and more than one third are from Asia and the Pacific.

The UN launched the Day Against Trafficking Persons for the first time on July 30, 2014, to end human trafficking and raise awareness worldwide.

Support the End to Trafficking

The UN works with goverments and communities to promote the day through different events and activities. The UN has created a social media campaign, called #igivehope, inviting people to post a photo of a heart formed with your hands to express your support to end human trafficking.

What's Open or Closed?

World Day Against Trafficking Persons is a global observance and not a public holiday so it's business as usual.

World Day against Trafficking Persons Observances

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday typeWhere it is observed
FriSep 262014World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
SatSep 262015World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
MonSep 262016World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
TueSep 262017World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
WedSep 262018World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
ThuSep 262019World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
SatSep 262020World Day against Trafficking PersonsUnited Nations observance 
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