To young researchers who want to make a global difference with their research on Trafficking in Persons, Generation 30 is an initiative of the UNODC Research and Analysis Branch (RAB) that provides an opportunity to young researchers to contribute to the 2022 edition of the UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons (GLOTIP 2022). UNODC is committed to supporting young people throughout its programmatic work as part of the 2021-2025 UNODC Strategy, including by expanding research opportunities for young people.
UNODC welcomes contributions from young researchers who have conducted empirical research on trafficking in persons and related topics. The best submission(s) will feature in the 2022 edition of the Global Report on Trafficking in Persons. Author(s) of the selected contribution(s) will be acknowledged for the contribution in a dedicated section of the Report.
• Insights from a broad spectrum of areas are welcomed, including, but not restricted to:
• Trafficking in persons trends, profiles of victims, trafficking routes and modus operandi of perpetrators;
• Emerging or overlooked forms of trafficking in persons;
• Minorities and marginalized communities affected by trafficking in persons;
• Trafficking in persons in regions of the world where data are particularly scarce , for example Africa, the Middle East and Asia;
• Demand for trafficking in persons, including analysis of supply chains and drivers of trafficking.
• Crime profits and illicit financial flows related to trafficking in persons.
Who can apply?
Eligible applicants must be born after 1st January 1992 and be currently enrolled in or have recently completed (within the past five years) post-graduate studies. Applications received by candidates born before 1st January 1992 can be accepted if the contribution was developed as part of a PhD programme completed after 1st January 2017. In case of co-authorship, all contributing authors must meet the criteria. The contribution must be unpublished but may draw on research carried out within a post-graduate program and/or submitted as a dissertation.
The contribution should be limited to a 500 words abstract. The abstract shall include an overview of the methodology and the key bibliography. Additional words for cited references are allowed. Only contributions sent in Microsoft Word format will be accepted.
Submissions will be accepted from 1st March 2022 until 30st April 2022, 23:59 CET. Selected authors will be notified on the results of the evaluation by 31st May 2022, and invited to submit an expanded narrative of about 1,500 words by 31st June 2022. Applicants are requested to submit their proposals by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in the subject line “Generation 30”. The application should contain the contact information, affiliation and a short biography of the author(s).
If selected, the authors will need to provide proof of meeting the eligibility criteria. Questions on the application can be addressed by email to: email@example.com
By submitting a paper to UNODC RAB, the authors agree to allow UNODC to use the contribution as it best fit the narrative and the quality standards of the report.