ADVOCACY AT UN EVENTS 6th UNTOC Conference of Parties After work at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice and UN Human Rights Council in the first half of the year, GAATW’s advocacy focus for the second half of 2012 was the 6th session of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Convention on Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its protocols that took place in Oc. [...] b) Raising the key roles of civil society in anti-trafficking responses and in the implementation of a review mechanism for the UNTOC and its protocols at the 21st session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (23 to 27 April 2012). [...] e) Continued engagement with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Human Rights Council, in particular where relevant to the work on the review mechanism. [...] Praxis is an institute committed to mainstreaming the voices of the poor and marginalised sections of the society in the process of development. [...] This stems from the belief that for development to be sustainable, the process must be truly participative.3 The essential feature of the participatory monitoring framework that GAATW and Praxis developed is in its recognition of victims of human trafficking as the prime if not the sole agents who are equipped to monitor the efforts ostensibly implemented for their benefit.