United Nations fighting human trafficking and exploitation in tourism

From Zolmax News:

“Two United Nations heads have taken a firm stand against the problem of human trafficking, most importantly child trafficking in tourism. The two UN heads have pledged to eradicate this hidden scourge using joint efforts. The UN Director on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov and the Secretary General for the UN World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai, called for the global effort at every level of society. Both entities signed a formal memorandum to step up the cooperation against this type of exploitation. Over one billion tourists or about 1 out of 7 of the entire population of the world will travel outside their country during 2012. The expansion in travel helps with economic growth, creation of jobs and new development however, evidence shows that the infrastructure for tourism is being used to exploit and traffic persons, especially children who are the most vulnerable…”

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