The Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (OSR-CTHB), a part of the OSCE, supports the development and implementation of anti-trafficking policies in OSCE participating States.
The OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization, counting 56 States in Europe, Central Asia and North America. It runs a forum for political negotiations and decision-making in fields like early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.
The OSCE’s approach to security takes into account politico-military, economic, environmental, and human aspects, from arms control to confidence- and security-building measures; from human rights in a broad sense to counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities.
Among the areas covered by OSCE’s activities, Human Trafficking is particularly crucial. As a matter of fact, such phenomenon practically touches all OSCE’s member States, either as countries of origin or destination. This modern form of slavery often involves psychological terror and physical violence, and transit areas can sometimes be the background where victims of human trafficking are exploited.