Cardinal Vincent Nichols to speak at UN headquarters against human trafficking

//Cardinal Vincent Nichols to speak at UN headquarters against human trafficking

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales will participate in a conference on human trafficking, today, 7 April, at the UN headquarters in New York.

He will be joined in a panel discussion by UN secretary-general Ban-Ki Moon, Kevin Hyland, the UK’s first independent anti-slavery commissioner, and American actress Mira Sorvino, a UN goodwill ambassador for the global fight against human trafficking.

The conference is hosted by the Santa Marta Group, an alliance of international police chiefs and bishops from around the world working together with civil society in a process endorsed by Pope Francis to eradicate human trafficking and modern day slavery.  It aims to raise awareness about the nature and scale of slavery, and to develop trusting relationships amongst law enforcement agencies, the Church and civil society across the world.

The event is available to watch live from 8pm to 11pm here.

 

2016-04-07T14:25:25+00:00 April 7th, 2016|News|