UN / TRAFFICKING PERSONS CONFLICT

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United Nations Security Council adopted today a resolution on trafficking in persons highlighting the connections between human trafficking and the financing of terrorist groups. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / TRAFFICKING PERSONS CONFLICT
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SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 21 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Wide shot, Security Council

21 NOVEMBER 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Close up, president voting
3. Pan left, Council voting
4. Med shot, president and Guterres
5. Wide shot, delegates
6. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Criminals and terrorists are capitalizing on and perpetuating the disorder and mayhem of conflict. To fund their crimes, they prey on the vulnerable. Their brutality knows no bounds: sexual exploitation, forced labor, the removal of bodily organs and slavery are the tools of their trade.”
7. Wide shot, Council in meeting
8. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Terrorist groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army are forcing women, boys and girls into de-humanizing servitude. Committed in the shadows, these actions are serious abuses of human rights and may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”
9. Cutaway, delegates
10. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Preventing the situations that lead to trafficking means addressing poverty and exclusion in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We must also do more to support the victims and survivors of trafficking. Indeed, they should be treated as victims of crime and detained, prosecuted or punished for unlawful activities they were compelled to engage in, in order to survive.”
11. Cutaway, delegates
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime:
“Early warning and early screening initiatives must be used proactively, while offering victims, especially women and children, protection and affording them the assistance to which they are entitled.”
13. Cutaway, delegates
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Grazia Giammmarinaro, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children:
“Therefore, the Security Council agenda on trafficking should be linked with the process leading with the global compact on migration and refugees as well as 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Moreover, trafficking should be addressed in connection to women, peace and security agenda and with the six grave violations against children during armed conflict agenda.”
15. Wide shot, meeting
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United Nations Security Council adopted today a resolution on trafficking in persons highlighting the connections between human trafficking and the financing of terrorist groups.

Speaking at the Council’s meeting, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “criminals and terrorists are capitalizing on and perpetuating the disorder and mayhem of conflict. To fund their crimes, they prey on the vulnerable. Their brutality knows no bounds: sexual exploitation, forced labor, the removal of bodily organs and slavery are the tools of their trade.”

The resolution calls on the member states “to review, amend and implement anti-trafficking and related legislation to ensure that all forms of trafficking in persons, including when it is committed in situations of armed conflict or by armed and terrorist groups are addressed.”

Guterres said “Terrorist groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab and the Lord’s Resistance Army are forcing women, boys and girls into de-humanizing servitude. Committed in the shadows, these actions are serious abuses of human rights and may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity.”

He called upon the member states to “do more to support the victims and survivors of trafficking. Indeed, they should be treated as victims of crime and detained, prosecuted or punished for unlawful activities they were compelled to engage in, in order to survive.”

Speaking at the meeting via videolink from Vienna, Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, said “early warning and early screening initiatives must be used proactively, while offering victims, especially women and children, protection and affording them the assistance to which they are entitled.”

Maria Grazia Giammmarinaro, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children suggested that the Security Council agenda on trafficking should be linked with the process leading with the global compact on migration and refugees as well as 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Moreover, trafficking should be addressed in connection to women, peace and security agenda and with the six grave violations against children during armed conflict agenda.”

The resolution, drafted by Italy, focuses on implementing the resolution 2231, the first-ever resolution on human trafficking adopted in December 2016.
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