High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Webcast of the Opening of the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

The list of Speakers

H.E. Mr. Vuk Jeremić , President of the General Assembly.  Read the  Statement 
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General     Read a summary of Secretary General’s remarks
Mr. Yury Fedotov, Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of UNODC
Ms. Mira Sorvino, UN Goodwill Ambassador against Human Trafficking   Listen to Mira …. 23.30 – 34.16 of the recording
Ms. Alyse Nelson, President of Vital Voices Global Partnership …  Alyse follows after Mira on the recording.  Read more about Vital Voices http://www.vitalvoices.org/ an ECOSCO accredited organization.

The rest of the webcast are member states delivering their statements.

Some documents that you may or may not know about.

The Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons Resolution was passed by the General Assembly in June 2010  – Click here    to access the Resolution.  The plan of action has four parts:   Prevention, Protection, Prosecution and Partnership.

Do you know about the UN Trust Fund for victims of human trafficking ? Access information about the trust fund     

The International law  is embodied in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.  Copy of the text is here   154 Member States are party to the protocol.

Blue Heart

Panel Discussion:  The Global Plan of Action, relevant legal instruments, and Effective Partnerships to Protect and Assist Victims of Human Trafficking.   Chair: H.E. Mr. Martin Sajdik, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations.  Mr. Jim Clancy, Anchor, CNN International;   Ms.Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.  Dr. Saisuree Chutikul, Member of the Board of Directors, UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons;  Ms. Kay Buck, Executive Director of the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Ms. Rani Hong,Founder, Tronie Foundation and trafficking survivor.

Various perspectives are presented – Human rights measures;   The role of civil society;  Partnership with the media; UN Trust Fund it achievement sand perspectives.  Here is the link for the webcast