- 12 December 2010
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- Categories: Aga Khan IV ·· Egypt ·· Ethics ·· Governance (Global) ·· Invited ·· Peace & Conflict ·· Poverty, Access, Opportunity & Equity ·· Research & New Knowledge ·· Society (Future) ·· Speeches ·· Values
I am convinced that, over time, the most effective weapon to combat human trafficking will be civil society’s rejection of these vile activities. It will be essential, therefore, to share the knowledge accumulated by the Award’s activities with civil society organisations around the world — including schools which teach about business, and the leisure industry, and the widest possible range of professional associations, NGOs, and community associations, from the cities and the countryside….
As this process of observation and analysis goes forward, we will also be better able to identify those situations which most readily give rise to human trafficking — including extreme poverty, conflict situations of all sorts, civil disorder, and the collapse of the family — and thus to predict areas where human trafficking is most likely to grow, or will be most difficult to eradicate. Predictability, in turn, will allow us to act more pre-emptively in protecting humankind against this scourge.