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Human Trafficking: Ban Ki-moon Attendes UN Trust Fund for Victims Event in Vienna

Published: November 7, 2014; 13:00 · (Vindobona)

The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons received a US$ 250,000 boost in donations from the private sector at a fund-raising event in Vienna, attended by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood. Proceeds from the event will go directly to grassroots organizations that rescue, shelter and reintegrate victims into society.

A special carpet with the words STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING of Vivienne Westwood and the designer's signature in support of the campaign, was auctioned at the event. / Picture: © UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The event was organized by Austrian businessman and philanthropist Ali Rahimi, who, since 2013, has been an active supporter of the Trust Fund and UNODC's Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking. A special carpet, donated by The Rug Company and using iconic Vivienne Westwood graphics as well as the…

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