Areas of Expertise

Nexus between migration and trafficking


Trafficking for the purpose of labour and sexual exploitation remains prevalent worldwide. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are around 600,000 forced labour victims in the Middle East. While exact figures on the scale of the phenomenon in each country within the region are lacking, these estimates still reveal a stark trend of serious human and labour rights violations.

The MECTD aims to foster interaction and communication among various stakeholders to partner in knowledge and action that serve as an effective response that identifies gaps and ensures the enforcement of policies that bring an end to trafficking and guarantees safe migratory experience.