24 January, 2006
An international campaign titled "End Human Trafficking Now," kicked off in Athens on Monday bringing royalty, politicians and artists to the Greek capital.
Attendees included Sweden's Queen Sylvia, Queen of Bahrain Sabika, former UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble, French composer Jean Michel Jarre and others.
The campaign, organized by the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement, aims to send the message that step by step, atrocious crimes committed in the name of corporate profits must be stopped.
UNESCO's Good Will Ambassador and board member of the Women's International Peace Movement organization Marianna Vardinoyannis described Monday's meeting as one of historical importance and an honor for the country, since it is from Greece that the message aimed at rallying the international business community in the fight against human trafficking is being sent.
On her part, Mubarak urged the business community to put an end to this horrific phenomenon, which according to her, is not only unethical but one of the greatest crimes against humanity.
Source: Athens News Agency