UN Chief says "Collective responsibility" & urgent action is needed to end migrant slavery
| Updated Nov 22, 2017 at 3:11am
A migrant gestures from behind the bars of a cell at a detention centre in Libya, January 2017. There have been recent allegations of human trafficking and of migrants being sold at a slave market in Libya.
World leaders have a "collective responsibility" to stop human trafficking and modern slavery, the UN Chief told members of the Security Council on Tuesday.
Secretary-General António Guterres spoke during an open debate on the trafficking of persons in conflict situations, given added impetus following universal outrage at a television news report this week documenting young migrants being sold at a slave market in Libya.