News/Europe: Leaders join with OSCE in Combating Trafficking

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Subject: News/Europe: Leaders join with OSCE in Combating Trafficking
From: Walsh, Maureen (Maureen.Walsh@mail.house.gov)
Date: Wed Nov 17 1999 - 22:34:54 EST


Thought you might be interested in seeing this press release about the high
level of attention being given to trafficking at the OSCE Summit this week.

Maureen T. Walsh
Counsel
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
   (Helsinki Commission)
234 Ford House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-1901 tel
(202) 226-4199 fax
http://www.house.gov/csce/

> ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION
> IN EUROPE
> OSCE Istanbul Summit
> Ciragan Palace Hotel Kempinski
> For information - not an official document
> No. IS 06/99
>
>
> Media Advisory
>
> Leaders join with OSCE in Combating Trafficking
>
> Istanbul, 17 November 1999 -The OSCE announces an event featuring
> presentations on the Role in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings
> on Thursday, 18 November in the Anadolu Auditorium in the Media Center
> at 1815 hrs.
>
> This event will be chaired by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Norwegian
> Foreign Minister Knut Vollebaek and features presentations by Ms. Ruth
> Dreifuss, President of Switzerland, Mr. Anris Skele, Prime Minister of
> Latvia and Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, First Lady of the United States
> of America, Dr. Selma Acuner, Advisor to the Turkish State Minister
> for Women, Family and Social Services, Ms. Tarja Halonen, Foreign
> Minister of Finland, representing the European Presidency, Ms. Helle
> Degn, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Ms. Stana
> Buchowska, representing the Warsaw based non-governmental
> organization, the La Strada Foundation Against Trafficking in Women
> and Ambassador Gerard Stoudmann, Director of the OSCE's Office of
> Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.
>
> Each speaker will articulate policy objectives and outline an OSCE
> action plan on combating the problems associated with the trafficking
> of women and children.
>
> All interested members of the press are invited to attend and the
> doors open at 1730 hrs.
>
> For further information contact Melissa Fleming, OSCE Spokesperson,
> tel.: (+ 43) 664-325 3698, (090) 0532 790 75 68 or e-mail:
> fleming@is.org.tr or Tanya Domi, (+90) 0532 790 75 77 or email:
> prbih2@is.org.tr

Melanie Orhant

morhant@igc.org
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