Educational Materials

The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking (15th Anniversary Edition)

The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking has guided law and policy nationally and internationally.  The Declaration was developed under the leadership of the Human Trafficking Academy’s founder and director, Dr. Roza Pati, and consists of law and policy recommendations drafted by intergovernmental, governmental, non-governmental and academic experts of national and international stature at an interdisciplinary symposium.  This Declaration was presented by Dr. Pati at the OSCE meeting in Vienna, Austria.


Handbook on Human Trafficking, Public Health & the Law (Chapter 9)

This handbook is the result of the Spring School on “Public Health, Human Trafficking and the Law” funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) as an ERASMUS INTENSIVE PROGRAMME, held in March 2013 in Siena, Italy.  The aim of the intensive program was to present and analyze the problem of human trafficking alongside with the perspective of the New Haven School in order to recommend concrete solutions. For this purpose, the trafficking of humans has been explored in relation to public health and the European law, in close cooperative between the participating students and experts in medicine, social sciences and law.  Click below to download Chapter 9 – The Siena Principles on Human Trafficking and Public Health, which was edited by the Academy’s Founder and Director, Dr. Roza Pati.


Guidelines for Educators & Students

Human Trafficking is a major concern for schools and students.  School administrators, teachers, and students can play a critical role in the identification of victims of human trafficking in the school environment and extracurricular activities.  The Guidelines for Educators and Students provides information on identifying and helping victims of human trafficking in this context.


Guidelines for the Religious Community

The Guidelines for the Religious Community provides information on how the religious community can identify and help victims of human trafficking.


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Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals

Human Trafficking is a global public health problem.  The Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals provides information on identifying and helping victims of human trafficking in the context of the healthcare profession.


Third Party Resources

Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking

Pope Francis attaches enormous importance to the plight of the millions of men, women and children who are trafficked and enslaved.  In 2018, The Migrants & Refugees Section (M&R) held two consultations with Church leaders, scholars and experienced practitioners and partner organizations working in the field. Participants exchanged experiences and viewpoints, addressing relevant aspects of the phenomenon. The Church’s full response was considered, and this six-months process resulted in the Pastoral Orientations on Human Trafficking, which provides a reading of Human Trafficking and an understanding that motivate and sustain the much-needed long-term struggle.


UNODC University Module Series: Trafficking in Persons / Smuggling of Migrants

Through the Education for Justice (E4J) initiative, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has developed a series of university modules and other tools to assist academics teaching on some of today’s most crucial threats, including 14 modules on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants.  Thanks to the inputs received from more than 100 academics from all around the world, the modules’ contents are substantively robust. This strength is reinforced with a series of illustrative examples and exercises aimed at generating debates and consolidating knowledge among students.

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KidSmartz is a child safety program by NCMEC that educates families about preventing abduction and empowers kids in grades K-5 to practice safer behaviors. This program offers resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers protect kids by teaching and practicing the 4 Rules of Personal Safety using tips, printable activities, quizzes, articles, music, videos, and more.

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NetSmartz can help you create a dynamic and engaging Internet safety curriculum.  NCMEC’s resources for educators offer multiple ways to engage students, parents and communities in important lessons in digital citizenship and online safety.  Empower your students to be safer online with NCMEC’s free collection of teaching materials for families and students in grades K-12.

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Freedom First: Celebrating 20 Years of Progress to Combat Human Trafficking (2020)

The 2020 Freedom First Retrospective celebrates 20 years of progress in combating human trafficking, since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and the adoption of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, known commonly as the “Palermo Protocol.” The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), which was created by mandate of the TVPA, is committed to pressing for “Freedom First” knowing that individuals must first be free from traffickers in order to exercise all their inalienable rights.

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Trafficking in Persons Report (2020)

The annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking.  It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.

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Responsible Sourcing Tool

The Responsible Sourcing Tool is a resource funded by U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in collaboration with Verité, Made in a Free World, and the Aspen Institute to provide a resource for companies, federal contractors, federal procurement and contracting professionals, advocates, investors, consumers and others to rid supply chains of human trafficking.

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Ending Child Labour, Forced Labour & Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains (2019)

This 2019 Report presents the joint research findings and conclusions on child labour, forced labour and human trafficking linked to global supply chains from the ILO, the OECD, IOM and UNICEF.


2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s 2018 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor assesses government efforts to eliminate child labor in 131 countries and territories and provides recommendations on areas where additional efforts are needed, including in labor and criminal law enforcement.


2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

This 2018 U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) Report provides a list of goods from countries that ILAB has reason to believe are produced by forced labor in violation of international standards.


List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) “maintains a list of products and their source countries which it has a reasonable basis to believe are produced by forced or indentured child labor, pursuant to Executive Order 13126. This List is intended to ensure that U.S. federal agencies do not procure goods made by forced or indentured child labor.  Under procurement regulations, federal contractors who supply products on the List must certify that they have made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to produce the items supplied.”

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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, UNODC (2018)

The 2018 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons is the fourth of its kind mandated by the General Assembly through the 2010 United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. It covers 142 countries and provides an overview of patterns and flows of trafficking in persons at global, regional and national levels, based primarily on trafficking cases detected between 2014 and 2016. As UNODC has been systematically collecting data on trafficking in persons for more than a decade, trend information is presented for a broad range of indicators.

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Trafficking in Persons in the Context of Armed Conflict, UNODC (2018)

In December 2016, the United Nations Security Council requested the Secretary-General to take steps to improve the collection of data, monitoring and analysis of trafficking in persons in the context of armed conflict. In response, UNODC prepared Trafficking in Persons in the Context of Armed Conflict to provide special insight on this issue.  The analysis is based on an extensive desk review of available literature, court cases from the international criminal courts and tribunals and expert interviews with United Nations peacekeeping personnel. The result is an overview of trafficking in persons and its direct and indirect links to armed conflict.  This publication is Booklet No. 2 of UNODC’s Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (2018).

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Global Estimates of Modern Slavery:  Forced Labour & Forced Marriage (Geneva, 2017)

This report is a collaboration between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).  The Report focuses on forced labor and forced marriage.  The forced labor estimates are comprised of forced labor in the private economy, forced sexual exploitation of adults and commercial sexual exploitation of children, and state-imposed forced labor.


Third Party Applications

ILAB’s Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, & Human Trafficking Around the World

The U.S. Department of Labor’s App Sweat & Toil: Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking Around the World is a comprehensive resource developed by ILAB documenting child labor and forced labor worldwide.


ILAB’s Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains

Child and forced labor in supply chains present serious and material risks to companies and industries. To help mitigate these risks, the U.S. Department of Labor developed the Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains App.

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Slavery Footprint

Through a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the NGO Made in a Free World developed Slavery Footprint, a web- and mobile-based application that allows users to understand how their lives may intersect with modern slavery. Slavery Footprint has been visited by over 25 million users in 190 countries since its launch in 2011.

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