Press release

UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons on official visit to Seychelles

January 24, 2014

The UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children, Dr Joy Ngozi Ezeilo will be conducting an official visit to Seychelles from the 27th to 31st of January, 2014. Dr Ezeilo will be the second Special Rapporteur to visit Seychelles, following a standing invitation issued to the Special Procedures mechanism of the UN by the Government of Seychelles in November 2012.


The purpose of the visit is to study the situation in the Seychelles and formulate recommendations to combat trafficking and protect the human rights of its victims in Seychelles.


During her five-day visit, the Rapporteur will call upon President James A. Michel, Ministers, UN agencies, non-governmental agencies and civil society organizations, as well as other relevant stakeholders.

The Special Rapporteur’s observations and recommendations will be presented at the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2014.