"Collective responsibility" key to end migrant slavery

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A migrant gestures from behind the bars of a cell at a detention centre in Libya, January 2017. There have been recent allegations of human trafficking and of migrants being sold at a slave market in Libya.
Photo: ©UNICEF/UN052608/Romenzi

World leaders have a "collective responsibility" to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, the UN chief told members of the Security Council on Tuesday.

Secretary-General António Guterres spoke during an open debate on the trafficking of persons in conflict situations, given added impetus following universal outrage at a television news report this week documenting young migrants being sold at a slave market in Libya.

Matt Wells has more.

Duration:  3’08″

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