The conference "Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings: Challenges and Solutions" aims to link common strategies between origin, transit and destination countries.
Organized within the framework of the United Nations Global Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT), the event will emphasize the role of the media in preventing modern slavery and encourage other non-traditional stakeholders - the business community and educational institutions - to join efforts to create a better and safer social environment for men, women and children in their countries.
Conference participants will discuss, among other issues, the difficulties and ethical considerations of the media when reporting and investigating human trafficking cases. Journalists from Cyprus, France and Great Britain who have conducted groundbreaking investigations into human trafficking will present their work, giving participants the opportunity to analyse the latest findings from investigative human trafficking reporting.
The conference will take place on 25 and 26 October 2007 at the Reval Hotel Lietuva Conference Centre (Konstitucijos av. 20) Vilnius, Lithuania.