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Children on the Move: Preventing Child Trafficking by Implementing the UN Global Plan of Action






In the context of the current development of the Global Compact on Migrants and the review of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Human Trafficking, this panel will address the cross-cutting nature of the causes of child trafficking within the broader 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It will focus on strategies to prevent child trafficking by discussing the vulnerabilities of children at risk of being trafficked for the purpose of forced labour and sexual exploitation, as well as mitigating factors to address and prevent these. Special consideration will be given to unaccompanied minors and homeless children and youth. The panel will consider SDGs 5.2, 8.7, and 16.2 together with poverty eradication, child and youth health and education, and the empowerment of the girl child.



H.E. Jorge Skinner-Klee

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the UN


H.E. Kornelios S. Korneliou

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN


Yu Ping Chan

Special Policy Advisor

UN Office on Drugs and Crime, NY

Mr. Kieran Gorman-Best

Senior Policy and Liaison Officer

International Organization for Migration


Dr. Vasileia Digidki Lucero

Visiting Scholar

Harvard University FXB Center for Health and Human Rights


Sr. Angela Reed, RSM

Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans


Jayne Bigelsen

Director of Anti-Human Trafficking Initiatives at Covenant House New York
Vice-President of Advocacy for Covenant House International