Migration and Home Affairs

EU Anti-Trafficking Day

Thursday, 18 October, 2012

Trafficking in human beings remains a serious issue in the European Union, with an estimated 880,000 victims of forced labour, including forced sexual exploitation. That is 1.8 persons per 1,000 inhabitants.

On the occasion of the sixth EU Anti-Trafficking Day today, the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström, together with the Cyprus Minister of Interior, Eleni Mavrou, and the EU Anti-trafficking Coordinator, Myria Vassiliadou, will participate in a conference organised by the European Commission and the Cyprus Presidency. The event will bring together high level policy makers, government officials from all EU member countries, representatives of civil society organisations, experts and front line workers who are in direct contact with victims, as well as artists and the media with the aim to shape future actions and ensure that all actors work together towards the eradication of trafficking in human beings.


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