The Forum, which is part of the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), will bring together more than a thousand participants from international and non-governmental organizations, governments, academia, the private sector and the entertainment industry.
It will focus on the factors that make people vulnerable to
human trafficking, the impact of this crime on victims, and innovative ways to fight human trafficking.
In conjunction with the Vienna Forum, a large outdoor installation called
The Journey, supported by Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson, will give members of the public an interactive experience of human trafficking. A film forum on human trafficking will feature premieres, films, documentaries, and debate.
UN.GIFT was launched in March 2007 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the International Labour Organization (ILO); the International Organization for Migration (IOM); the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
A press conference will be held on Tuesday, 29 January at 11 am local time at the Austrian Journalists Club (Blutgasse 3, 1010 Vienna) to brief the media on these events.
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For information, please contact:
Bannerjee Public Information Officer
Office on Drugs and Crime Tel: (+43-1) 26060 5764
Mobile: (+43) 699 1459 5764