Mariam Jashi delivered the speech at the UN Security Council Open Debates

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Friday, 17 March 2017 17:05
The Chair of the Education, Science and Culture Committee, Mariam Jashi with the Parliamentary Delegation continues the visit to USA. At the 61st session of the CSW, she delivered the speech at the open debates on March 15 in New York – “Maintaining International Peace: Human Trafficking in Conflict Situations, Forced Labor, Slavery and similar Practice”. M. Jashi noted that the trafficking is a gross violation of human rights and is the global problem against the increased migration and refugee movement. She spoke about the undertakings in Georgia for elimination of trafficking. According to the reports of assessments of the US Department of State and CoE experts on elimination of human trafficking, Georgia occupies the second place amongst the most active countries taking GPD of Georgia into account and on the 17th place amongst 167 countries according to successful combating trafficking. As noted, due of occupation of Georgian territories by Russia, Georgia fails to fully undertake counter-trafficking measures and the occupation line continues establishment of inadequate restrictions on local population and on ethnic Georgians in particular.
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