World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – 30th July

The campaign for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 is an annual event held on the 30th July with the aim of raising awareness on the scourge of modern slavery and human trafficking (MSHT). Modern slavery and human trafficking generate billions of euros every year and are amongst the largest forms of illicit finance, much of which is laundered via the financial system.


This year’s theme – “Reach every victim of trafficking, leave no none behind” – highlights the need that all victims of trafficking are identified, guarded and helped regardless of their circumstances, location or nature of exploitation. Please follow the link for more information.

Members of the public can also help combat this crime. If one comes across a suspected case of MSHT and has concerns for the safety of any potential victim, one should reach out to the Malta Police Force by calling 119 or, in case of an emergency you can even call 112. In addition, Agenzija Appogg, which also supports MSHT victims, can also be contacted by calling 179.

In 2021, the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA), with the support of its members and several other entities, produced an animated video to raise awareness about MSHT. Accordingly, the Association is on the anniversary of MSHT, airing the video again on our website to generate further local awareness on this grave problem.

The video was produced by the MBA with the support of the FIAU, the Malta Police Force, All Equal – Supporting Victims of Human Trafficking, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-2020, Foundation for Social Welfare Services, the US Embassy in Malta, the British High Commission in Malta, ACAMS, BPC as well as the following supporting banks: HSBC Bank Malta plc, IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd, Sparkasse Bank Malta plc, Bank of Valletta plc and BNF Bank plc.

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