In accordance with GA resolutions 74/176 of 23 January 2020 and 75/283 of 7 June 2021 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 22-23 November 2021 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.

In order to support the inclusive, active and substantive engagement of civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders in the process, the President of the General Assembly will convene an informal interactive Multi-stakeholder Hearing on Tuesday 13 July 2021. Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions at United Nations Headquarters, the Multi-stakeholder Hearing will be held fully virtually, via a remote interpretation platform (Interprefy), as well as via webcast on UN WebTV.


10:00 -10:25 am
Opening Segment

Moderated by a Vice-President of the General Assembly

H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Enrique A. Manalo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations
H.E. Mr. José Alfonso Blanco Conde, Permanent Representative of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations
Ms. Ghada Waly, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
• Representative, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (TBC)
Ms. Itohan Okundaye, Survivor of trafficking for sexual exploitation, Nigeria

10:25 am-12:00 pm
Panel 1: The Global Plan of Action and enduring trafficking issues and gaps

Moderator: Mr. Yitna Getachew, Head, Migrant Protection and Assistance Division, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Ms. Marijana Savic, Founder and Director of ATINA, NGO from Serbia 
Ms. Carolina Rudnick Vizcarra, Founder and Director of Libera Foundation, NGO from Chile 
Ms. Habiba Osman, Executive Secretary of the Malawi Human Rights Commission
Dr. Marika McAdam, International Legal and Policy Advisor specialized in counter-human trafficking and migrant smuggling

3:00-4:50 pm
Panel 2: The Global Plan of Action and emerging issues

Moderator: Ms. Delphine Schantz, Representative, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) New York Liaison Office

Prof. Siobhán Mullally, Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons 
Mr. Francis Bermido, President, People’s Recovery and Development Assistance (PREDA), NGO from the Philippines 
Mr. Sebastian Arevalo, Director, Pasos Libres, NGO from Colombia 
Dr. Debra Budiani, Chief Executive Director and founder, Coalition for Organ-Failure Solutions (COFS) 

4:50-5:00 pm

Mr. Farrukh Khan, Chef de Cabinet, Office of the President of the General Assembly
Dame Julie Okah-Donli, Board Chair, UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking