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OAS - Department of Public Security - Human Trafficking

The Section against Trafficking in Persons was created in 2004 by Resolutions AG/RES. 1948 (XXXIII-O/03) y AG/RES. 2019 (XXXIV-O/04) and was previously under the mandate of the Inter-American Commission on Women (CIM).

The objective of the Section is to facilitate the exchange of information, provide training and promote policies against trafficking in persons as a means to assist the OAS Member States in their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, specially in women, adolescents and children.   

The Section seeks to implement a comprehensive strategy to fight trafficking in persons by contemplating the different elements of this international challenge in relation to human rights, social policies and transnational crime. 

Upcoming Activity

Program to Strengthen Capacity of Law Enforcement Officials, Judges, and Prosecutors in the Caribbean to Identify and Combat Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children

Roseau, Dominica - July 13-14, 2010

To learn more, please contact the Department of Public Security

Roundtable Discussion: " How can we effectively combat trafficking in Persons?"
February 10, 2011

The Organization of American States trough its Department of Public Security is organizing this discussion that will have IOM and USA Department of State representatives among others.

>>More information, see agenda

OAS to Assist Jamaican Officials in Combating Trafficking in Person  

December 14, 2010

The Organization of American States (OAS) will train, on December 15 and 16 in Kingston, Jamaica, 40 police and immigration officials, prosecutors and judges with the goal of increasing their awareness of the crime of trafficking in persons and strengthening their efforts to prevent and fight it.

Work Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Western Hemisphere 2010-2012

Adopted by the OAS General Assembly in Lima, Peru in June 2010




Key OAS Security Documents, Vol. II

Public Security in the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities


Last update: July 12, 2010