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TO THE UNITED NATIONS

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 ON DRUGS AND CRIME

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  In partnership with: UNICEF, UNFIP, IOM, Interpol, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, INSTRAW, Girls Learn International™, Inc., Committee on Children's Rights of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations,
Working group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF,
International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

 

TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN AND GIRLS:  

MEETING THE CHALLENGE TOGETHER

 

International Conference

ECOSOC Chamber

United Nations, New York

5 March 2007

 

Programme

 

Morning session:

Chaired by His Excellency Andrei Dapkiunas, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations

 

 

10.00 - 10.20

Opening ceremony

Special guests attending:

¦        Her Excellency Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa,

President of the General Assembly

¦        His Excellency Dalius Čekuolis, President of ECOSOC

¦        Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, Deputy Secretary-General

Panel discussion: Trafficking in women and girls: towards a comprehensive, coordinated and rights-based response (moderated by Ms. Simone Monasebian, Chief of New York Office of UNODC)

 

10.30 - 10.40

Importance of coordination of national and international actions against trafficking in women and girls Her Excellency Natalya Petkevich, Deputy Head, Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus

10.40 - 10.50

Creating a protective environment for children: preventing and responding to child trafficking

Ms. Rima Salah, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF

10.50 - 11.00

Human-rights based approach to combating human trafficking

Ms. Kyung-wha Kang , Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

11.00 - 11.10

Ms. Kristina Kangaspunta, Chief of UNODC Anti-Human Trafficking Unit

11.10 - 11.20

Gender perspectives to anti-trafficking efforts: the Philippine experience

Ms Alicia Bala, Under Secretary for Programs and Policy, Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines

11.20 - 11.30

Ms. Somaly Mam, Vital Voices Global Leadership Network Member in Cambodia

11.30 - 11.40

Chain of trafficking in women and girls: supply and demand
Ms. Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General, International Organisation for Migration

11.40-11.50

Innovative NGO and government approaches to child trafficking and sexual exploitation

Ms. Carol Smolenski, Executive Director, ECPAT USA

11.50 - 12.50

Q&A session

12.50 - 13.00

Presentation of certificates of appreciation by the NGO " Girls Learn International™, Inc."

 

 

 

Afternoon session:

Chaired by His Excellency Hilario Davide, Jr., Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations

15.00 - 15.25

National efforts in combating trafficking in women and girls: experience of Belarus (screening of a documentary and a presentation)

His Excellency Vladimir Naumov, Minister of the Interior of Belarus

15.25 - 15.35

How Interpol's information and communication tools assist law enforcement to prevent and combat trafficking in persons. Presentation of Interpol ' s project to assist Member States to combat trafficking in children for sexual exploitation in South East Asia

Ms. Kristin Kvigne, Director of Interpol's Trafficking in Human Beings Unit

15.35 - 15.45

Cooperation on combating trafficking in women and girls in the OSCE region

Ms. Michele Clark, Deputy Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

15.45 - 15.55

Statement by H.E. Sir Emyr Jones Parry, Permanent Representative of UK to the United Nations

 

15.55 - 16.05

Impact of child trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation on children

Ms. Yvonne Rafferty , Professor of Pace University

16.05-16.10

Training in combating trafficking in women and girls

Ms. Colleen Thouez, Chief of New York Office of UNITAR

16.10-16.20

United Nations anti-trafficking roadmap: towards an effective coordination mechanism

presentation by Kristiina Kangaspunta UNODC

16.10 - 17.40

Open discussion: Role of the United Nations in improving the coordination of actions against trafficking in women and girls: approaches and perspectives (moderated by Simone Monasebian and Kristiina Kangaspunta UNODC)

17.45 - 17.50

Closing remarks by the Co-chair





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