DOT Desk :  ‘Human trafficking is a serious crime that affronts the very fundamental principles of human rights and human dignity’, reports DhakaTribune.
 Bangladesh has urged the United Nations to address the root causes of human trafficking. “We must address the root causes of trafficking driven by multiple factors including climate vulnerability, conflict, and displacement,” said Bangladesh Permanent Represe-ntative to the UN Ambassador Rabab Fatima.
 She said while delivering a national statement at the high-level meeting of the general assembly on the Appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, held at UN headquarters from 22-23 November, a press release said on Wednesday.
 The ambassador emphasized the importance of robust legislative frameworks, multi-stakeholder partnerships and effective international cooperation to prevent and suppress human trafficking.
“Human trafficking is a serious crime that affronts the very fundamental principles of human rights and human dignity,” Fatima added. She highlighted various legislative, policy, and institutional measures undertaken by the Bangladesh government to curb trafficking. In Bangla-desh, successive National Action Plans, which are aligned with the SDG implementation plan and the national development plans, have improved the response to human trafficking , she continued.