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Tuesday May 22nd: UN.GIFT-Harvard Webinar, Best Practices to Combat Human Trafficking: Public/Private Partnerships

UN.GIFT is pleased to announce the second online seminar organized in collaboration with Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and the UN Global Compact.


The Webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 22 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am EST (3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CET).

For more information and to register, please visit this link.


Our panel will include:

Claudia Arthur-Flatz, External Relations Officer and Private Sector Focal Point, Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Ivana Machonova Schellongova, Senior Programme Manager, End Human Trafficking Now

Brenda Schultz, Director, Responsible Business, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Karen Olcott, Principal, Partnerships for Global Impact

Moderated by: Shawn MacDonald, Ph.D., Director of Programs and Research, Verité


Private businesses have become actively and effectively engaged in addressing and combating human trafficking as the anti-trafficking movement has grown. Due to the complexity of the crime of human trafficking, the role of the private sector has become increasingly vital. In order to create effective strategies to combat this human rights challenge, it is critical to combine the knowledge, experience, and skills of the private sector with public-sector organizations.


Bringing together a panel of experts from business, academia, policy, and nongovernmental organizations, the conference will be an opportunity to share their perspectives on best practices to combat trafficking through public/private partnerships. Panelists will represent partners from both sides (public and private) committed to ending human trafficking. Each panelist will make a brief presentation about their work in the field; following the panel presentations will be a moderated Q&A discussion. Questions will come from both the moderator and the online audience.


We look forward to joining you online next Tuesday. If you have any questions, please contact Christina Bain at