Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons Protocol

When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST

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This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the 20th anniversary of the U.N. Trafficking in Persons (Palermo) Protocol. In honor of this landmark occasion, the Government of the United States of America, the Government of Peru, and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime will co-host a virtual panel discussion to discuss the importance of the Protocol in combating trafficking, historically and with a view towards the next 20 years. This will be a unique opportunity for viewers to participate in a UN General Assembly event, which will be open to the public. Viewers are welcome to ask questions in the chat space on the program page; we will address as many as time allows. Opening remarks by: Mr. Stephen Biegun, Deputy Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State Ms. Kelly Craft, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Moderated by: Mr. John Cotton Richmond, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Featuring: Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Vice President of Sierra Leone Dr. Zoraida √Āvalos, Attorney General of Peru Ms. Minh Dang, Executive Director, Survivor Alliance Ms. Grace Forrest, Founding Director, Walk Free