New York City, N.Y., Sep 21, 2017 / 23:47 pm
At a United Nations gathering in New York City, a Holy See official stressed the need for a multi-pronged approach in fighting human trafficking and aiding victims.
"The issue of trafficking in persons can only be fully addressed by promoting effective juridical instruments and concrete collaboration at multiple levels by all stakeholders," Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher told global leaders at a United Nations event on Tuesday.
Archbishop Gallagher is the Holy See's Secretary for Relations with States. He spoke at a High Level Leaders Event hosted by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, entitled, "A Call to Action to End Forced Labor, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking."
The archbishop emphasized the importance of "multi-pronged strategies" to prevent more of these crimes and aid the affected victims, and he noted the special role of women and religious personnel in offering an avenue of trust.