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18 Oct 2016

Belarus lauded for its contribution to countering trafficking in human beings

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) – Belarus’ leading role in countering human trafficking was welcomed during a recent discussion on human trafficking, modern-day slavery and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development held on the sidelines of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The interactive discussion was organized on the initiative of Belarus, the coordinator of the Group of Friends United against Human Trafficking, in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS).

“Vadim Pisarevich, the head of the Belarusian delegation to the conference and the head of the global policy and humanitarian cooperation division of the Main Department for Multilateral Diplomacy of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was a keynote speaker. He presented his assessment of further international efforts to fight trafficking in human beings, including in the context of the effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030,” the press service said.

Vadim Pisarevich also analyzed different methods used for countering human trafficking and modern-day slavery and presented Belarus’ approaches to the fight against trafficking in human beings.

“The participants in the interactive discussion welcomed Belarus’ leading role in countering human trafficking,” the press service added.

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