The Smile of the Child
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Voluntary Children's Association
10, Zinonos Eleatou Street, GR-151 24 Maroussi, Athens, Greece
The Special OSCE Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings visits “The Smile of the Child” in Greece
Α delegation of the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), led by Valiant Richey, Special OSCE Representative and Coordinator for the Combat against Human Trafficking, paid a working visit on the 2st of December at the premises of “The Smile of the Child” in Greece.
The delegation was welcomed by the President of the BoD of “The Smile of the Child”, Costas Yannopoulos. During the visit both sides identified ways to further intensify their mutual cooperation in the joint combat against trafficking, both practically and in terms of policy, as children are often the victims of trafficking. Common goal of OSCE and “The Smile of the Child” is to undertake actions of prevention, protection and prosecution, in full partnership.
“The Smile of the Child” is a trusted partner in the OSCE’s policy to inspire and coordinate the combat of its 57 participating States in Europe, North America and Central Asia against human trafficking.
The Organization actively participates in the Alliance against trafficking, set up by the OSCE among its participating States and civil society, and the meeting at the Organization’s headquarters in Athens offered an excellent opportunity for the OSCE delegation to acquire a deeper insight into the role and work of “The Smile of the Child”.