Make human trafficking "a real priority" urges UN chief

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Grizelda Grootboom, Civil society representative and victim of human trafficking, addresses the high-level meeting of the General Assembly to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. UN Photo/Cia Pak

The scourge of human trafficking needs to become "a real priority for international cooperation," the UN Secretary-General urged on Wednesday.

The plea from António Guterres came as the General Assembly adopted a new Political Declaration to fight trafficking in persons, during a high-level meeting in New York.

The two-day meeting to appraise the UN Global Plan of Action over the issue, heard moving testimony during the opening session, from a victim of human trafficking who said survivors needed to hear the UN was on their side.

Matt Wells reports.

Duration; 2’56″

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