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Bahamas Committed to Fight against Human Trafficking

The Bahamas is to remain dedicated to tackling the issue of human trafficking.

This coming from Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations Sheila Carey in her address to the United Nations General Assembly, where she said the country considers this act as “heinous” and is committed to snuffing it out.

The high level meeting in New York, held last week, was to appraise progress achieved and to assess gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Ambassador Carey informed the high-level meeting that The Bahamas considers trafficking in person a heinous crime.

For this reason, she added, it is committed to taking a serious and proactive approach to combat it.

Using examples, Ambassador Carey illustrated the significant strides The Bahamas has made regarding trafficking in persons.

The Bahamas UN Representative reaffirmed the commitment of The Bahamas to eliminating trafficking in persons.

In concluding, she recognized the vast reach of human trafficking rings and encouraged global partnership to secure a sustainable and peaceful future.

U.S. State Department listed The Bahamas among its “tier-one”‘ list of countries yesterday, for its continued effort to combat the trafficking in persons earlier this year.

In the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, The Bahamas was praised for its “serious and sustained efforts” over the last year.


U.S. officials specifically regarded what it termed as The Bahamas’ strong collaboration across multiple government agencies, facilitating the prosecution of traffickers and protection of victims.


Written by Jones Bahamas

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