ITHT Hosts Global Leader Summit on Human Trafficking – Increasing Victim Identification

On August 30, 2023 we hosted the first Global Leader Summit on Human Trafficking at Central Hall Westminster in London, England alongside the Libertas Council and The Jensen Project. This locale also hosted the first meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946.

This groundbreaking conference brought together a curated group of lawmakers, decision-makers and lived experience experts from more than 40 different nations to focus on practical policy solutions to combat human trafficking including the several legislative authors of the Modern Slavery Act in their nation, the First Lady of Sierra Leone Fatima Maada Bio, Director Katherine Chon from the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Director Cardell Morant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

More than 99.5% of victims are never identified, and the Summit was an interactive event dedicated to addressing a pressing question: “How can we increase the rate of victim identification throughout the world?” With a shared commitment to protect the vulnerable, the delegates explored ways to improve victim identification, a crucial step in the battle against this heinous crime.

The new 4th “P” of stopping human trafficking – Partnership – is crucial because now more than ever it is a borderless crime. Together, we can work to build a world where human trafficking is eradicated, and every individual can live free from exploitation.

The Summary Resolution on Increasing Victim Identification can be read HERE.

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