MINSK, 4 April (BelTA) – An interactive dialogue on human trafficking was held at the UN headquarters on 3 April. This was the fourth large-scale event of this kind in five years initiated by Belarus within the framework of the United Nations, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.
Belarus was represented by Belarus President’s Aide on Foreign Policy Valentin Rybakov. He informed the participants of the forum about Belarus’ achievements and contribution to the international fight against human trafficking.
According to Valentin Rybakov, the UN Member States, international organizations, the private sector and civil society should join efforts to create a sustainable mechanism to translate cooperation and coordination into a system-based instrument to bring an end to trafficking in human beings. He urged all the parties to engage their potential to fight human trafficking on the global level by fulfilling the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons and other related major international documents.
The interactive dialogue was held in the run-up to the forthcoming evaluation by the General Assembly of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, which was also initiated by Belarus. The forum brought together senior United Nations officials, including the UN Secretary General, Chairman of the General Assembly, Chairman of the UN Economic and Social Council and over 400 representatives of Member States, heads of UN-related agencies, international organizations, the private sector and civil society.