Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

GA_Thematic Debate on Human Trafficking


Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters New York
3 June, 2008

10.00 10.15am:

    Introductory remarks by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, the President of the United Nations General Assembly

    Address by H.E. Ms. Asha-Rose Migiro, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations

10.15 10.35am:

    Keynote speech by H.E. Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, United Arab Emirates

    Keynote speech by Ms. Ashley Judd, Actress and Philanthropist

10.35am 1pm:
Panel 1:  Enhancing multilateral cooperation to prevent trafficking in persons
Moderator: Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

    Ms. Kyung-wha Kang, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Ambassador Mark Lagon: Director of the United States State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
    Mr. Roger Plant, Head of Special Programme to Fight Enforced Labour, International Labour Organization
    Ms. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, The Carlson Companies, Chairman and CEO
    Mr. Tom Ehr, Executive Director of the MTV Foundation Europe

3.00 5.45pm:
Panel 2: Protecting victims of trafficking and cross-border cooperation in prosecuting
traffickers in persons

Moderator: Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Deputy Secretary-General of the Council of Europe

    H.E. Mr. Fernando Bustamante, Minister of Government for Internal Issues of the Republic of Ecuador
    H.E. Ms. Natalia Petkevich, Deputy Head, Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus
    Mrs. Ndioro Ndiaye, Deputy Director General of International Organization for Migration
    Ms. Ruchira Gupta, Executive Director of Apne Aap Women Worldwide (India)

5.45 6pm:
Closing remarks by H.E. Mr. Srgjan Kerim, the President of the United Nations General Assembly