Thursday, October 26, 2006

Forum to examine New York's response to human trafficking

The Center for Global Affairs at NYU, The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Vital Voices Global Partnership, in commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery announce:

Human Trafficking: A Global Challenge in Our Own Backyard

What is human trafficking?

The State Department estimates that there are between 600,000-800,000 people trafficked across country borders throughout the world each year.

The UN Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that there are cases of human trafficking originating in 127 countries for exploitation in 137 countries.

This special event will examine the response to human trafficking in the New York region within the global context and feature leaders who call on all of us to act on this worldwide challenge - as diplomats, government officials, educators, businesspeople, and members of our respective communities.

Thursday, November 30, 2006
6pm - 8pm
New York University

Pre-registration will be required as seating is limited. Registration information and event details will be announced in November.

Featured Panelists Include:

NICHOLAS KRISTOF- Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist, The New York Times (featured speaker and moderator)

RUCHIRA GUPTA- Vital Voices Global Leadership Council Member and Executive Director, Apne Aap Women Worldwide (India)

THE HONORABLE CAROLYN MALONEY- United States Representative, 14th District, New York City

AMBASSADOR JOHN MILLER- Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States Department of State

MARILYN CARLSON NELSON- CEO and Chairperson, Carlson Companies

JULIA ORMOND- Actress and UN Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador for the Abolition of Slavery and Human Trafficking

For more information, please e-mail Wenchi Yu Perkins.

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