On Friday June 23 there was a multi stakeholder hearing on the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Person. Both organizations – the Greek Orthodox Church and IBVM (Loretto) attended the event and did a summary. See Links below:
From the Greek Orthodox Church at the UN
From the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM) at the UN
As I write this I have just learned the the US Trafficking in Person Report is published. The link to the report Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2017
“This year’s Report focuses on the responsibility of governments to criminalize human trafficking and hold offenders accountable. To that end, this Report is intended to assist governments in identifying threats so law enforcement agencies around the world can respond effectively and gain insight into where human trafficking remains most severe. The Report will also equip local and sub-national law enforcement agencies to better assist in efforts to target and prosecute those
who commit these terrible crimes.” An interesting graphics – countries that have not yet ratified the Palermo Protocol. Good Shepherd are present in 4 of these countries.
See our advocacy points at the UN CSTIP Advocacy Doc for Global Plan of Action