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League Day at the United Nations, Nov. 16th

League Day at the United Nations A Briefing on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

The annual day at the UN was held on Nov 16. Approximately 64 people attended to hear speakers on the topic of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking after a wonderful lunch in the Delegates’ Dining Room and tours of the UN facility. Although one speakers canceled the week of the event, there were 2 interesting speakers: Simone
Monasebian, Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and Rosalee Keech, LWVUS UN Observer. Information and website links on human trafficking have been provided by Simone and posted on the state website at: http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/un-report.html. For the 2nd hour, Saphira Rameshfar, Member of the Exe. Comm., NGO Committee on the Status of Women, spoke about the Committee’s work to increase the number of women in staff positions at the UN while also increasing awareness globally of women’s issues. She discussed the annual conference on women to be held in March, 2018, and invited all attendees to consider participating in this conference. Information on registration was distributed and is attached. Thanks to Zonta International District 4 again for providing co-sponsorship of the day.


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