The United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) was conceived to promote the global fight on human trafficking, on the basis of international agreements reached at the UN. To date, 140 parties have signed the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons especially Women and Children, which supplements the Palermo Convention against transnational organized crime.


UN.GIFT was launched in March 2007 by the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

The UN.GIFT box is an awareness raising project launched by STOP THE TRAFFICK UK at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. It was then extended to major sporting events in Brazil and the US, as well as to Slovakia. The box is a unique piece of public art; a walk-in installation where members of the public can learn more about the deception involved in human trafficking and the suffering of the victims drawn in by traffickers. A cross-border collaboration between No More Traffik (NIR) and Act to Prevent Trafficking (IRL) the box travelled across the Republic of Ireland in 2017, having made a brief appearance in Co. Donegal in 2015.

The UN.GIFT box at Temple Bar, Dublin City - 6th March 2017