Luxor International Forum
End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol
10-12 December, 2010
In the context of the Human Trafficking Now! campaign, the SMWIPM in partnership with the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, Orascom Holding and Telecom, Manpower, GAP, Microsoft, the World Bank, and Vital Voices Global Partnership will hold the " End Human Trafficking Now: Enforcing the UN Protocol?" forum from 10 - 12 December 2010, in Luxor, Egypt.
The forum will focus on key issues relating to human trafficking, identify best practices and positive experiences and carve out a set of challenges to pursue with various partners - governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, business and youth leaders. The Forum will include the world preview of Not My Life , directed and produced by Academy Award nominee Robert Bilheimer. The screening will take place on 11 December 2010. It will also showcase photography and painting exhibitions and will culminate in the announcement of the winner of the first-ever Business Leader's Award to fight human trafficking.
In addition UN.GIFT and the End Human Trafficking Now! Campaign (EHTN!) and have developed an internet learning (eLearning) course which is a modular training programme for business leaders, managers and employees of business companies. The course aims to help them understand what human trafficking is, identify where it might be a risk to their business and point to actions they can take to address this risk. The course will end with a final test, and a personalised certificate indicating successful completion the Human Trafficking and Business eLearning Programme. The tool is technically developed and sponsored by Microsoft.
UN.GIFT and the EHTN! will launch the tool during the Luxor International Forum, at a special breakfast for CEOs on 12 December. The tool itself will be presented by Microsoft's Regional President for the Middle East and Africa.
The City of Luxor, often referred to as the world's greatest open air museum, will serve as a powerful symbolic backdrop against human trafficking and mark a milestone in international efforts to combat the crime, ten years after the Palermo Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons opened for signature.
You can also find the Press Release here.