VIENNA, 20 January 2012 – The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings Maria Grazia Giammarinaro will visit Dublin from 30 January to 2 February to discuss ways of preventing and fighting human trafficking with the Irish authorities.
Ireland is chairing the OSCE in 2012 and its priorities for the year include combating human trafficking. Giammarinaro will meet with senior Irish politicians, officials and civil society representatives and examine how Ireland can advance its anti-trafficking policy, and what other countries can learn from Ireland’s experience in preventing trafficking.
Ireland has recently established innovative tools to prevent trafficking for labour exploitation through raising awareness and promoting good co-operation between public institutions including law enforcement, and the private sector, trade unions and non-governmental organizations.
During her visit Giammarinaro will also look into the results of fighting this type of organized crime through the seizure of criminal assts and prevention of money laundering as well as innovative pilot projects to combat this ‘modern day slavery’.
Giammarinaro will have a public speech at the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA) on 2 February at 13:00 and be available to speak to the media during her visit.
Please contact: Georgina Vaz Cabral +43 66488474924 or Claire Jessel +43 66488474863.