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Papers presented at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) 17th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference, 3-4 April 2017. Vienna.

 

‘’Trafficking in Children and the Best Interests of the Child.’’
‘’It is estimated that 5.5 million children are currently engaged in forced labour, with thousands more subject to abuse, forced into marriages and coerced into militias.’’  Thus began the opening remarks on the 3rd of April by Ambassador Ms. Madina Jarbussynova, Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings, as more than 350 delegates met at the OSCE offices in Vienna, to consider Trafficking in Children and the Best Interests of the Child.  
Please find below, the presentations/PowerPoints which the following nine speakers have kindly shared with us, post Conference.    
‘’Opening remarks’’ by Ambassador Ms. Madina Jarbussynova, Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE.
Speech by Mr. Michael Linhart, Deputy Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, 2017 Austrian OSCE Chairmanship.
Speech by Mr. Lamberto Zannier, Secretary General, OSCE.
Keynote Speech by Fr. Michael Czerny S.J., Under-Secretary at Migrants & Refugees Section, the Holy See.
Speech by Mr. Kevin Hyland OBE, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, UK.                                                                                                                                                       
Presentation by Ms. Sarah Elliott, Division of International Protection, UNHCR.
Presentation by Mr. Bragi Guðbrandsson, Director General, Government Agency for Child Protection, Iceland.
Presentation by Ms. Nicola Oberzaucher, Programme Director, SOS Children’s Villages International Office Region CEE/CIS.
Presentation by Mr. Helmut Sax, Member of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, Council of Europe (GRETA).