DFA: UN rapporteur on human trafficking to visit PHL in November
The United Nations' (UN) special rapporteur on human trafficking Joy Ngozi Ezeilo will visit the Philippines in November to observe the country's efforts against the menace, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.
Ezeilo met with Philippine permanent representative to the United Nations Evan Garcia in June to prepare for her visit, the DFA said.
"She will also learn of the best practices adopted by the Philippines, including the trafficking prevention programs the government is implementing for Filipinos wanting to go abroad to work," the DFA said in a news release.
Last July 5, the Philippine and German missions had led 68 other countries in sponsoring the resolution on trafficking in persons at the 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
"The resolution, which calls for access to effective remedies for trafficked victims, was adopted by consensus on July 5," the DFA said.
The Philippine Mission in Geneva also organized jointly with the United States and the German Missions last June 25 a forum on trafficking in persons.
The forum, held at the UN Headquarters in Geneva, focused on effective partnership between governments and non-governmental organizations.
DOJ Prosecutor Darlene Pajarito and lawyer Sam Innocencio of the Philippine-based International Justice Mission presented Philippine perspectives in that forum.
Forum speakers narrated their experiences with several country representatives on closer cooperation between governments and the NGOs to prevent trafficking, assist victims, and prosecute criminals. - VVP, GMA News
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