The African Union Commission announced that it will launch an initiative against trafficking in human beings, AU.COMMIT Campaign, among African population within the continent and in the Diaspora.
According to the AU Commission’s statement the launching ceremony of the initiative is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 16 June 2009, at 09:30 am, at the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa.
The statement indicated that the theme of the initiative is “Let’s prevent trafficking, protect victims of trafficking and prosecute those involved in trafficking”.
The AU.COMMIT Campaign which coincides with the Day of African Child (DAC) observed every 16 June all over the continent and will feature with the public address by key personalities and a presentation of the AU.COMMIT Campaign Strategy, by Mehari Taddele Maru, Programme Coordinator for Migration, Department of Social Affairs, AU Commission, the statement said.
It also said that AU.COMMIT Campaign strengthens the framework of the Plan of Action on Africa Fit for Children and the Call for Accelerated Action on the implementation of the Plan of Action towards Africa Fit for Children.
The launch of AU.COMMIT Campaign is aimed at setting the pace for the fight against trafficking in human beings as a priority on the agenda of the continent.
Adated from: "Ethiopia: AU Commission to launch initiative against human trafficking," Ethiopian Review, 19 June 2009.
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