A/RES/70/179 Improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 6 which provided the definition of the crime of trafficking in persons, the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography 7 and the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 8 Taking note of the adoption of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29), of the International Labour Organization, which recognizes that trafficking in persons for the purposes of forced or compulsory labour is the subject of growing international concern, Recalling the adoption of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons by the General Assembly in its resolution 64/293 of 30 July 2010, and underlining the importance of its full implementation, Reaffirming that the Global Plan of Action was developed: (a) To promote universal ratification of the United Nations Conven tion against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, as well as other relevant international instruments that address trafficking in persons, and to reinforce the implementation of existing instruments against trafficking in persons, (b) To help Member States to reinforce their political commitments and legal obligations to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, (c) To promote comprehensive, coordinated and consistent responses at the national, regional and international levels to counter trafficking in persons, (d) To promote a human rights-based, gender- and age-sensitive approach in addressing all factors that make people vulnerable to trafficking in perso ns and strengthening the criminal justice response, which are necessary to prevent trafficking in persons, protect its victims and prosecute its perpetrators, (e) To raise awareness within the United Nations system and also among States and other stakeholders, such as the private sector, civil society and the international and national mass media, and the public at large, (f) To foster cooperation and coordination among all relevant stakeholders, including Member States, international organizations, civil society organizations and the private sector, and within various entities of the United Nations system, taking into account existing best practices and lessons learned, Recalling its resolutions 61/180 of 20 December 2006, 64/178 of 18 December 2009, 67/190 of 20 December 2012 and 68/192 of 18 December 2013 on improving the coordination of efforts against trafficking in persons and other relevant General Assembly resolutions on trafficking in persons, 9 Recalling also Economic and Social Council resolution 2015/23 of 21 July 2015 on the implementation of the Global Plan of Action and previous Council resolutions on trafficking in persons, _______________ 6 Ibid., vol. 2237, No. 39574. Ibid., vol. 2171, No. 27531. 8 Ibid., vol. 266, No. 3822. 9 Resolutions 55/67, 58/137, 59/166, 61/144, 63/156 and 63/194. 7 2/7

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