The exploitation of men, women and children has been a topic of concern for decades but in the recent years has reached a new level of international spotlight and prevalence. With staggering numbers of victims of Trafficking Persons, it is the responsibility of the International community to respond and address this harrowing issue. CELAC has the opportunity of addressing the issue from a first hand perspective as many of the nations are directly affected someway by it. Guatemala itself is plagued by human trafficking, as not only an origin country but as a transit and destination country of people that have been trafficked as well. Guatemala is facing the reality of high numbers of people working in agriculture, textiles and other industry, along with high percentages of sexual exploitation. It is the opinion of the Guatemalan government that there is a need to reduce and stop the high levels of Trafficking in Persons victims, through legitimate economic opportunities and avenues. In recent years Guatemala has begun massive efforts to curb such heinous activities, including creating the Secretariat against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (SVET). SVET has allowed for a more concise and decisive targeting of the issues surrounding TIP, which has increased the level of response that the government of Guatemala is able to complete. In regards to responding to the on going trafficking, Guatemala has implemented training programs to create a more knowledgeable and specialized police force that can better address and handle situations that include trafficking victims or trafficking situations. It is the belief of Guatemala that with further cooperation of CELAC that a regional training program with some standardized criterions and curriculum, could greatly assist in the reduction of trafficking crimes but also support in aiding the victims encountered. Guatemala has made huge strives in facilitating the needs of trafficking victims and the reintegration of the victims into society. Yet this is an area of improvement for Guatemala but also the region as a whole. Through the expansion of the current shelters that Guatemala has created there could be large-scale potential for this initiative to have regional success in regards to assisting the million of victims that the nations of CELAC have. As one last point, Guatemala continues to strengthen its judicial response to perpetrators of TIP and other related crimes and believes that with further strengthening in both the investigation side as well as the prosecution side, the region will see a massive decrease in TIP crimes.