Archbishop Auza: Attack Root Causes of Slavery

Posted November 21, 2017 11:52 pm by ZENIT Staff

Archbishop Auza: Attack Root Causes of Slavery

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, called on November 21, 2017, for the international community to work towards the eradication of slavery by confronting all of its economic, environmental, political and ethical root causes, emphasizing the importance of preventing and ending the wars and conflicts that create conditions for traffickers to exploit victims.
His statement came during the Security Council Open Debate on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: Trafficking in Persons in Conflict Situations,” at the United Nations in New York.
As long as wars and conflicts rage, trafficking in persons for

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