Earlier Post-War Years (1945-1957)

Administrative / Biographical History

The purpose of the International Bureau for the Suppression of Traffic in Persons (IBS) was redefined by the 1949 United Nations convention for the suppression of traffic in persons and of the exploitation of the prostitution of others. The post of General Secretary changed several times during these years. Richard Russell, holder of the position until 1971, was appointed in 1957.