20 Sep 2017
After conducting several human trafficking trainings with UNODC Colombia, AAI was invited to sign a global Memorandum of Understanding to partner with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on preventing and combatting trafficking in persons. Jean Luc de Lemahieu, Director UNODC participated at AAI’s Side event in Vienna in May and used AAI’s example when he addressed airline companies at the IATA Global Conference. On September 11 , 2017 Jean Luc signed the partnership agreement with AAI’s president, Nancy Rivard and AAI Board member Lourdes Venes also participated.
Afterwards AAI hosted a Roundtable on the Prevention of Human Trafficking through Air Transportation in coordination with Youth for Human Rights. Many thanks to Birgit Karner and Fritz Schebeczek who brought together 25 stakeholders from government, law enforcement, non governmental organizations, private sector and civil society to explore legal and practical opportunities to implement a standardized system in air transportation to illegal transportation of humans. Journalist and media consultant – HeatherWokusch facilitated: See attached Summary Document from the meeting HERE
Fight Child Trafficking | Airline Ambassaor Int. | Dipl. Akademie Wien 11.09.2017 | © Alfred Nechvatal