Friday, October 23, 2015

To mark the European Day Against Human Trafficking, the Foreign Ministry’s Office of the National Rapporteur for Combating Human Trafficking is holding in Athens on October 24-25, the "Break the Chain" festival, in collaboration with Athens Municipality’s Technopolis and the "ελculture" cultural platform.

This is the first time a two-day multi-thematic Festival is being held to inform and raise public awareness on issues related to human trafficking, based on the idea of Culture and Art joining forces with social vigilance and action.

Human Trafficking is one of the most heinous forms of organized crime and violation of human rights. Greece voices its strong concern at the growing trend of this criminal phenomenon and aims to play a leading role in the international campaign against the practice, implementing respective EU policy, conventions of the Council of Europe and the United Nations, with the Greek Foreign Ministry as national coordinator, through the Office of the National Rapporteur.