MEDIA ADVISORY

UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond to open exhibition of Howard G. Buffett photographs on human trafficking

VIENNA, 28 September 2006 (UNODC) - Actress and UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond will open an exhibition of photographs on human trafficking by philanthropist Howard Buffett at the Vienna International Centre on October 4.

Buffett is manager of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which funds development and environmental projects worldwide.  His photographs illustrate the crime of human trafficking and "modern-day slavery" throughout the world and their devastating impact on victims.

The exhibition will take place in the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre at

12. 30 p.m. on Wednesday October 4.

It takes place during a one-day Global Partnership Forum organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to explore ways in which foundations, the private sector and philanthropists can come together to tackle the global problems of drug abuse, human trafficking and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Howard Buffett is active in business, politics, agriculture, conservation, photography and philanthropy.

Ormond, a long-time advocate for human rights issues, has starred in films such as Legends of the Fall, Sabrina and The Barber of Siberia.  She is UNODC's Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking.

Please present this invitation along with a valid identification document

upon entry to the Vienna International Centre

For information contact:

Preeta Bannerjee
Public Information Officer, UNODC
Telephone: +43 1 260 60 5764
Mobile: +43 699 1459 5764
E-mail: preeta.bannerjee@unodc.org

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