Sustainable development goal 16.9 and human trafficking

Sarah Mendelson, UN Ambassador, suggests that providing an identity to all will be a force in combatting human trafficking. 

In the fight against modern slavery, technology can be a double edged sword. 

The Internet can be used by traffickers to advertise the sale of humans, build networks, carry out transactions anonymously. 

Governments are turning the tables on the traffickers and using technology to fight human trafficking. Prevention can be achieved through technology, e.g. SMS alerts against trafficking, tracking payments etc. Sarah Mendelson implores technologists to design their products with survivors in mind. 

The plan is to get as many member states to demand more from their supply chains, and to ensure that modern day slavery is absent from their commodities.  The Digital Partnership launches in several weeks. 

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