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OSCE to hold 23rd Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference


From 18 to 19 April 2023, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe will be hosting the 23rd Conference of the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons.

The Conference will provide an in-depth look at the nature and scale of the problem of human trafficking and focus on why strong political will and action is needed to overcome one of the greatest societal challenges of our time. The Alliance will also showcase examples of national leadership and ground-breaking efforts in combating trafficking in human beings within the OSCE region.

Speakers include OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid; OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani; OSCE Special Representative for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Valiant Richey; Lady Theresa May, Member of the UK Parliament and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Ivan Demerdzhiev, Deputy Prime Minister of Bulgaria; Pilar Llop, Minister of Justice of Spain; Ravshanbek Alimov, Chair of the Committee on International Relations and Foreign Economic Relations, of the Senate, Uzbekistan; Laila Mickelwait, Founder/CEO of Justice Defense Fund and #TraffickingHub campaigner; Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

High-level representatives of anti-trafficking authorities from Cyprus, Finland, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, and the United States, survivors of trafficking and other experts, will also be speaking at the Conference.

The Conference will be conducted in person in Vienna and via Zoom. 

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