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Remarks by Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the high-level meeting on the Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I’m pleased to join so many partners and stakeholders today to discuss progress and the path forward on our shared commitment to combat modern slavery, what we also call trafficking in persons. We’re here today because modern slavery is a crime that hurts our countries and communities. It rips families apart, undermines the rule of law, creates instability ...
An estimated 1.2 million children all over the world are annually exploited through prostitution, pornography, and trafficking. Some travelers use tours and hotels as venues to exploit children. Without clear policies and training, staff are not equipped to identify and react to such behavior. You can take a stand against the sexual exploitation of children by informing companies about their vulnerability in the tourism industry.
The Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct is the only internationally accepted framework that sets a standard of responsible business practices to effectively crack down on the sexual exploitation of children. To date, over 1 ...
Last week, I joined members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches in Cuba to focus on human trafficking. The consultation provided the opportunity to meet with global church partners to explore ways that our churches can work together to stop human trafficking.
Below is a press release from the World Communion of Reformed Churches outlining the consultation.
Human trafficking is focus of church
consultation in Cuba
Human trafficking in the Caribbean is the focus of an international consultation getting underway today in Cuba. Church-based justice advocates are concerned about the sale of human beings across borders for the sex ...
Today, we honor the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We remember this terrible history and are reminded today that slavery still exists in our world.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Human Trafficking Roundtable continues to work on ending modern slavery here in the United States and with our partners around the world.
Below is a statement from Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations:
Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on International Day of Remembrance of the Victims ...
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade
March 25, 2013
"They will remember that we were sold, but not that we were strong. They will remember that we were bought, but not that we were brave."
William Prescott, former slave
The tragic transatlantic slave trade, which marked one of the darkest chapters in human history, lasted for 400 years, despite a spirited resistance by the millions of enslaved peoples. Often known as the triangular trade, the transatlantic trade connected the economies of three continents. It is estimated that between 15 to 20 million people ...