Eliminate Trafficking in Children

The Holy See at the United Nations

The Holy See Permanent Observer at the United Nations, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, gave a speech on 13 July dedicated to the elimination of trafficking in children and young people. Archbishop Auza told the assembly that “the Holy See has long spoken out against the evil of human trafficking, forced labour and all forms of modern slavery. And through the dedicated work of so many Catholic religious institutes, national and diocesan programs, and groups of faithful the Catholic Church has sought to fight to address its various causes, care for those it victimises, wake people up to the scourge, and work with anyone and everyone to try to eliminate it”. He noted that in Targets 5.2 and 8.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community committed itself to “eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.” (Photo: Vatican Radio) Read more…

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