30th July is World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
This was inaugurated as a United Nations Day by A/RES/68/192 in 2013
It aims to raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.” and to promote the Global Plan of Action adopted by the United Nations in 2010.
Useful resources for researching this topic include:
Human Trafficking Portal hosted by UNODC
This includes a library of legislation and a database of case laws.
United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) promotes the global fight on human trafficking, on the basis of international agreements reached at the UN. Its website includes news from an alliance of international agencies including the United Nations, OSCE and ILO providing news on their anti-trafficking programmes
no-trafficking.org is the online resource center for the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). It works in six countries across the Greater Mekong Sub-Regoin (GMS): Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.It has a resource centre of reports and statistics.
UNODC publishes biennial reports on global trafficking in persons.These include statistics by region.
The US government also produced the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) this includes essays on trends and prevention efforts,
Protection Project is an NGO whose website also provides free access to a law library of documents and legislation covering anti trafficking intiatives