Freeland High School
Model United Nations
Topic: Human Trafficking
Formal Country Name: Russian Federation
Delegate Name: Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, Dylan Glinski
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines Human Trafficking “as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” The United States government estimates that 600,000 to 800,000 individuals are trafficked across foreign borders each year. The International Labor Organization (ILO) approximates that 12 million people around the world could potentially be involved in some kind of forced labor. According to the United Nations, The Russian Federation has struggled to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, and has not reported any efforts to help the cause since being declared a Tier 3 country in Human Trafficking in 2016.