Ljubljana (2005) (excerpts)

Ljubljana 2005 (Decisions: Decision No. 13/05 on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings)

The Ministerial Council,

Drawing attention to the need to enhance the above‑mentioned measures, develop strong anti-
trafficking networks which would function multilaterally, regionally and bilaterally, and
effectively implement the commitments taken, with full support and assistance provided to
the participating States, upon their request, by the OSCE structures, institutions and field

Reiterating the unique role of the OSCE as a catalyst in joint efforts by international organizations
aimed at combating trafficking in human beings of all forms, and commending the
initiatives taken by the OSCE Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human
Beings under the auspices of the “Alliance against Trafficking in Persons”,


1. To endorse the Addendum to the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human
Beings: Addressing the Special Needs of Child Victims of Trafficking for Protection and
Assistance, adopted by Permanent Council Decision No. 685 on 7 July 2005, thus effectively
responding to the needs of the most vulnerable and unprotected victims of trafficking in human

2. To continue to pay closer attention to the escalating threat of human trafficking, and to pursue
a multidimensional and victim-centred approach to issues related to combating trafficking
in human beings as an aspect of organized crime, criminality and corruption, within the
OSCE concept of comprehensive security;