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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020
30 Jul 2020 -  This virtual high-level event highlighted the crucial roles of a range of groups of people engaged in responding to trafficking in persons, particularly in the context of the global response to COVID-19.
High-level Panel Discussion
• H.E. Mr Valentin Rybakov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus (moderator)
• Ms. Ghada Waly, UNODC Executive Director (opening remarks)
• H.E. Mr. John Cotton Richmond, Ambassador-At-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, United States
• H.E. Mr. Rubén Darío Cuéllar Suárez, Permanent Representative of Bolivia
• H.E. Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Permanent Representative of Belgium
• H.E. Mr. Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees, Permanent Representative of Egypt
• Ms. Sarah Lou Ysmael Arriola, Undersecretary for Migrant Workers’ Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippines
• Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director
• Ms. Mira Sorvino, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Global Fight against Human Trafficking
[Musical / dance interlude “I Am Lost” created by Arts for Justice Collective and Oaks Christian School
• Ms. Marcela Loaiza, Trafficking Survivor, Author and Activist
• Mr. Michael Brosowski, Founder and Co-CEO, Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, Vietnam