Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand,Vietnam

United NationsInter-Agency Project on Human
Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

AUGUST 2004 – JANUARY 2006



 The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Mekong Sub-Region (UNIAP) was established in 1999 in order to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking in Cambodia,China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The overall goal of the project is to reduce the severity and harm associated with human trafficking in this region.

 The project brings together six governments, thirteen UN agencies, one international organisation and eight international non-governmental organisations. In each country, the project cooperates with Government agencies having a strong mandate in the fight against human trafficking, and when possible, a mandate in the coordination of the government's anti-trafficking response.

 The Project's work is organised under four components:

  • Collecting and disseminating information to support anti-trafficking interventions and to raise the profile of the trafficking issue with Government bodies;
  • Supporting a joint setting of priorities among the United Nations, non-governmental organisations, and the Government;
  • Supporting small and innovative projects against trafficking;
  • Advocacy.

Call for Proposals

Under the UN Inter-Agency Project Component III, the UN Inter-Agency Project is now calling for proposals from organisations active in the fight against Human Trafficking.

The Proposals which will be considered for funding by the UN Inter-Agency Project need to be INNOVATIVE and CREATIVE. The UN Inter-Agency Project is interested in supporting interventions which test new approaches in the field, address areas which have not (or not sufficiently) been addressed, or reach victims and vulnerable people who have not been reached. As a general rule the UN Inter-Agency Project is very unlikely to fund anti-trafficking interventions based on poverty alleviation or awareness raising efforts.

Proposals submitted to the UN Inter-Agency Project may address one of the following areas:

-  The primary interest of the Project will be to support innovative activities addressing situations of exploitation, i.e. addressing the needs of persons who are currently in a situation of trafficking;

    -  Research into under-explored areas related to the trafficking phenomenon (including, but not limited to: child beggars; trafficking into fisheries; research on the demand side of trafficking; research on migrant groups; etc.);

    -  Innovative anti-trafficking prevention activities at community level;

    -  Innovative protection activities for victims of trafficking or people at risk of trafficking;

    -  Innovative capacity building activities targeting individuals or agencies dealing with trafficking (including, but not limited to: police; social workers; shelter workers; etc.)

    -  Innovative activities for return and reintegration of trafficked victims;

    -  Innovative monitoring and evaluation activities, including the establishment of indicators to monitor trafficking trends and the impact of anti-trafficking interventions;

    -  … And other types of interventions addressing trafficking in a novel and creative way.

    Submitting Proposals

    We strongly encourage organisations or individuals wishing to submit proposals to first discuss the proposal idea with us – Please send an e-mail to Oren Ginzburg, the UNIAP Special Projects Coordinator, at [email protected].

    Available funding for each proposal is flexible, with a maximum of 10,000 US dollars.

    For more information please contact:
    Ms/Mr. ____________________
    United NationsInter-Agency Project on Human
    Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region


    Or the Regional Office in Bangkok:

    Oren Ginzburg, Special Projects Coordinator
    United NationsInter-Agency Project on Human
    Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
    14th Floor, United NationsBuilding
    Rajdamnern Nok Ave., Bangkok10200

    Tel.: (662) 288 2213