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Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

September 27 - September 28

Appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

 

27 – 28 September 2017

 

 

 

In accordance with GA resolution 71/287 on the “Modalities, format and organization of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons”, a High-Level Meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly will be convened on 27 – 28 September 2017 to appraise progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons (Resolution 64/293), in order to assess achievements, gaps and challenges, including in the implementation of the relevant legal instruments.

 

PROGRAMME

27 September 2017

Opening (General Assembly Hall)

10 am – 11 am

H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, President of the UN General Assembly

H.E. Mr. António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

H.E. Mr. Yuri Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Ms. Mira Sorvino, UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the global fight against human trafficking

Ms. Grizelda Grootboom, Civil society representative and victim of human trafficking

Plenary (General Assembly Hall)

11 am – 1 pm

Plenary meeting with statements by Member States and all observers of the General Assembly.

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Panel I (Trusteeship Council Chamber)

3 pm – 4.30 pm

Interactive panel discussion 1 will address the theme “The Global Plan of Action and effective partnerships for the prevention and prosecution of trafficking in persons: achievements, gaps and challenges, also taking into consideration the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”

Chair: H.E Mr. Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations

Panellists: Dr. Purna Sen, Director of Policy, UN Women Mr. Moussa Oumarou, Director of the Governance and Tripartism Department, International Labour Organization Ms. Rani Hong, CEO of The Tronie Foundation

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Panel II (Trusteeship Council Chamber)

4.30 pm – 6 pm

Interactive panel discussion 2, to be held from 4.30 to 6 p.m., will address the theme “The Global Plan of Action and effective partnerships for the protection of and assistance to victims, including through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, also taking into consideration the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”

Chair: H.E. Ms. AIya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations

Panellists: Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Chair of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Head of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in New York Ms. Joy Ezeilo, Executive Director of Women Aid Collective

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28 September 2017

Plenary (General Assembly Hall)

10 am – 1 pm

Plenary meeting with statements by Member States and all observers of the General Assembly.

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Plenary

3 pm – 6 pm

Plenary meeting with statements by Member States and all observers of the General Assembly until speaker list of speakers has been exhausted.

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Closing

after 6 pm

The Chairs of the interactive panel discussions will present summaries of the discussions at the closing plenary meeting, followed by final remarks by the President of the General Assembly.

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FORMAT

The high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons will be held on Wednesday, 27 September, and Thursday, 28 September 2017, and will consist of an opening plenary meeting on 27 September, plenary meetings on 27 and 28 September, and a closing plenary meeting after the list of speakers has been exhausted. Additionally, there will be two consecutive interactive panel discussions on 27 September in the afternoon.

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the high-level meeting is to appraise on a four-year basis starting this session, the progress achieved in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action, in order to assess achievements, gaps and challenges, including in the implementation of the relevant legal instruments, and therefore decided to convene, within existing resources, a high-level meeting of the General Assembly at its 72nd session, in October 2017, immediately after the general debate,

PARTICIPATION

Member States, Observers and UN System

The list of speakers of Member States and all observers of the General Assembly will be established in accordance with the rules of procedure and established practices of the Assembly and the time limits for these statements will be 3 minutes for individual delegations and 5 minutes for statements made on behalf of a group of States.

All relevant United Nations system entities, in particular the Inter-Agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons, including programmes, funds, specialized agencies and regional commissions, as well as relevant intergovernmental, regional and subregional organizations, are invited to participate in the high-level meeting.

In order to promote interactive and substantive discussions, participation in each panel discussion will include Member States, observers, representatives of United Nations organizations and entities, and representatives of international, regional and subregional organizations, as well as of civil society, including non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, the private sector and the media.

The list of speakers will be established in accordance with the rules of procedure and established practices of the Assembly and the time limit for these statements will be three minutes for individual delegations and five minutes for statements made on behalf of a group of States.

Member States and all observers of the General Assembly are invited to be represented at the highest possible level.

Civil Society

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the UN-NGLS NY office is facilitating a process to identify stakeholders wishing to speak in either of the two panel discussions of the High-level Meeting, and stakeholders wishing to attend this event as observers. Civil Society application deadline has passed.  Please find updates here

DOCUMENTS

Statements

Details

Start:
September 27
End:
September 28
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Venue

United Nations Headquarters