111 delegates and guest speakers assembled for the two day conference with the sole focus of recognising and preventing the trafficking of people within New Zealand and the wider Pacific: a national focus with global implications, as trafficking in people is a globalised profit-driven crime which leaves no country untouched.
The conference was hosted by The Salvation Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit, ECPAT Child Alert New Zealand and the US Embassy, and drew together a diversity of people from within New Zealand, Australia and Fiji, including a significant number of staff from various government agencies.
The diversity and quality of the speakers, which included the Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse, Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford, UN legal advisor Dr Anne T Gallagher AO, renowned activist Matt Friedman, and US Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Marie Damour, ensured the conference maintained a high level of presentations and discussions.
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