UN.GIFT material is used in South Africa to discuss human trafficking
South African's students discuss the UN's most critical issues
In the run up to UN Day on 24 October, the Department of Public Information encouraged UN agencies throughout the world to visit communities and discuss the Organization's most critical issues.
In Pretoria, South Africa, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime ( UNODC) joined the United Nations Information Centre ( UNIC) in visiting the Phateng Secondary School and spoke with some 85 students about the UN in general, and trafficking in persons in particular. With such an important and relevant topic being covered, the group of grade 11 students between the ages of 16 and 17 enjoyed a lively and informative discussion.
A set of materials (pictured) developed through funding from UN.GIFT was also distributed to the students in the form of t-shirts, posters and trafficking indicator handouts. Through the knowledge gained in the discussion, many of the students said that they would be spreading the message around the dangers of trafficking to their school and wider community.