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   Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships
May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 | 9 am - 11 am EDT

~This was an online event.~

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Private businesses have become actively and effectively engaged in addressing and combating human trafficking as the anti-trafficking movement has grown. Due to the complexity of the crime of human trafficking, the role of the private sector has become increasingly vital. In order to create effective strategies to combat this human rights challenge, it is critical to combine the knowledge, experience, and skills of the private sector with public-sector organizations.

As part of their online conference series, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation are joined by the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) and the UN Global Compact in hosting a Web-based conference: “Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships.”

Bringing together a panel of experts from business, academia, policy, and nongovernmental organizations, the conference was an opportunity to share their perspectives on best practices to combat trafficking through public-private partnerships. Panelists represented partners from both sides (public and private) committed to ending human trafficking. Each panelist made a brief presentation about their work in the field; following the panel presentations was a moderated Question and Answer discussion.

The moderator was Shawn MacDonald, Ph.D., Director of Programs and Research, Verité.

The panelists were:

  • Claudia Arthur-Flatz, External Relations Officer and Private Sector Focal Point, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Ivana Machonova Schellongova, Senior Programme Manager, End Human Trafficking Now
  • Brenda Schultz, Director, Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  • Karen Olcott, Principal, Partnerships for Global Impact

This Webinar was cosponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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