IRU Board Member Nandini Azad speaks in UN Assembly on Women Trafficking
The President of the General Assembly of the United Nations convened a High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, was held on Monday, 22 November 2021 in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Working Women’s Forum (India) President and IRU Board Member Dr. Nandini Azad was one of the two Indian institutions in the Asia Pacific that presented virtually on the theme “The Global Plan of Action and enduring trafficking issues and gaps including, inter alia, the trafficking of women and children, particularly girls, for the purpose of sexual exploitation” on the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Nandini Azad said poverty is one of the biggest challenges that has created that ogre of trafficking of Women and Children. “The Global Plan of Action for Trafficking
developed by United Nations mentions very clearly that the SDG-1, poverty eradication/reduction are the ways to curb it. In this regard, the cooperative model can significantly contribute to defeating poverty worldwide.