Today and every day, we must repledge our commitment to end modern-day slavery and support the 40 million victims of trafficking around the world. Now more than ever, we need to support organizations like the United Nations that work year-round to combat the trafficking of persons and support the victims of these crimes. Will you let your Members of Congress know that you support the UN and its efforts to combat human trafficking?
I am writing to pledge my solidarity with 40 million victims of human trafficking and raise awareness about the work of the United Nations and its agencies in combating modern-day slavery.
Several UN agencies are keenly focused on combating the trafficking of persons including the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the International Labor Office (ILO). In addition, the UN has a dedicated fund to help victims of human trafficking rehabilitate.
Unfortunately, despite global efforts to combat trafficking in recent years, rising conflict, insecurity and economic uncertainty have brought new challenges. The number of victims is growing at an alarming rate, both abroad and here at home.
At this time of important need, will you pledge to support the United Nations and its agencies as they work to combat the trafficking of persons around the world?