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Counter Trafficking Network Joint Statement To Mark Viet Nam’s National Day Against Trafficking In Persons

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Counter Trafficking Network members work together to build stronger coordination and collaboration between agencies working against trafficking Viet NamCounter Trafficking Network members work together to build stronger coordination and collaboration between agencies working against trafficking Viet Nam

Ha Noi, 27/7/2017 – The Government of Viet Nam selected 30th July as the National Day against Trafficking in Persons in Viet Nam. This date coincides with the United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons that was established to raise awareness of the plight of trafficked victims, and to promote their rights.

Trafficking in persons is a crime affecting millions of people. Every year, an estimated 1.2 million children are trafficked worldwide and the trafficking of women and children within and from South East Asia accounts for one third of global trafficking numbers.

The Counter Trafficking Network, which includes representatives from UN agencies (IOM, UN-ACT, ILO, UNODC, UNICEF), Embassies, non-governmental organizations and civil society, have a unified commitment to raising awareness on the important issue of trafficking in persons and issues this joint statement to mark Viet Nam’s National Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30th July 2017.

Please find the full joint statement from the link below:

pdfCounter Trafficking Network Joint Statement on the National Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2017 (ENG)

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