United States, September 30, 2017 – New York -A High-Level Meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly was convened 27 to 28 September 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York to appraise progress achieved and to assess gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons. On behalf of The Bahamas, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations, H.E. Ms. Sheila Carey, delivered the national statement.
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.