Ivanka Trump Urges Action on Modern Slavery at UNGA

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Ivanka Trump spoke about modern slavery on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly.  CNN reported that she referred to it as the “the greatest human rights issue of our time.”

“This is a call for action, a call for global unity,” she said at a panel event that was hosted by Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She explained that her father, President Donald Trump, is ready to fight and is “prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government” to end the worldwide crime.

“Human trafficking is chronically under-reported problem that affects at least 20.9 million people globally in both forced labor and sex trafficking.”

“It is hard to grasp how tens of millions of people across the globe can experience this scale of human suffering. It is unacceptable. Human trafficking, forced labor and modern slavery splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, strengthens transnational organized criminal networks and threatens national security everywhere.”

She attended as a guest of British Prime Minister Theresa May.

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