OSCE official visits Kyiv to promote anti-trafficking measures
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
KYIV - OSCE Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Helga Konrad on July 4 supported the appointment of a national coordinator in Ukraine to fight human trafficking.
In Kyiv on a two-day visit, Ms. Konrad said: "A national coordinator is a much-needed institution in Ukraine. It is very important to have a high - level official in charge of all activities in the fight against human trafficking."
The special representative will also take part in a meeting of anti-trafficking coordinators from the Balkans, Turkey, Poland and the Netherlands, as well as with Ukrainian government officials to help share experience in the field.
Organized by the Office of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine at the request of the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports, the meeting of experts will help the country set up a structure to combat human trafficking.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, July 10, 2005, No. 28, Vol. LXXIII
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