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  • The National Security Ministry has recommitted to playing its part to eradicate human trafficking in Jamaica.
  • The State Minister was speaking at the launch of a trafficking in persons study and database, and film premiere, hosted by the National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on July 28
  • Senator Charles, who endorsed the activities, lauded the undertaking by the Justice Ministry and UNDP to heighten national awareness about human trafficking and mobilize the nation to eradicate it.

The National Security Ministry has recommitted to playing its part to eradicate human trafficking in Jamaica.

State Minister, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jnr., says the Ministry will be working closely with its partners and citizens to achieve this.

As such, he encourages persons to become more aware of the relevant issues and play their part in stamping out this illicit activity by getting involved in engagements designed to eradicate it.

The State Minister was speaking at the launch of a trafficking in persons study and database, and film premiere, hosted by the National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston on July 28

The event was organized by the Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

It was held to commemorate Trafficking in Persons Week from July 24 to 30, and World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30.

Senator Charles, who endorsed the activities, lauded the undertaking by the Justice Ministry and UNDP to heighten national awareness about human trafficking and mobilize the nation to eradicate it.

“The trafficking in persons issue is a painful reminder of the pervasive nature of evil, and of the continued need to fight for the weak and vulnerable in our society,” he stated.