U.S. MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
October 8, 2020
The Missions to the United Nations of the United States, Peru, and Sierra Leone to Host Virtual Discussion on the 20th Anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons (Palermo) Protocol on the Occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Founding of the United Nations.
Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, Ambassador Kelly Craft, and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Ghada Waly will provide opening remarks on October 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the UN Trafficking in Persons (Palermo) Protocol, the United States, Peru, and Sierra Leone will co-host this virtual discussion on the importance of the Protocol in combating trafficking, both historically and with a view toward the next 20 years. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking John Cotton Richmond, and distinguished panelists will include the Vice President of Sierra Leone Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, the Attorney General of Peru Dr. Zoraida Avalos, the Survivor Alliance Executive Director Minh Dang, and Walk Free Founding Director Grace Forrest. The discussion can be viewed at https://interactive.america.gov/TIP-Protocol/.