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Narita Airport Continues Campaign to Address Human Trafficking

  • 18 Dec 2020

 

Mr. Hideharu Miyamoto (left) addresses the workshop participants. 

Narita International Airport is making good on its 2019 commitment to play its part to end human trafficking.  

 

Unfortunately, air transport is a commonly used mode of transport for human traffickers. Historical data shows that during large international events such as the Olympics, human trafficking tends to increase in the host city.  

 

To recognize the United Nations’ Day of Human Rights and in preparation for the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, Narita Airport co-sponsored a seminar on human trafficking with All Nippon Airways (ANA) parent company ANA Holdings with participation from the National Police Agency and International Organization for Migration.  

 

“The entire aviation industry along with the public and private sectors need to closely collaborate to prevent human trafficking in Japan. Through our efforts, Japan will be recognized as a country where human trafficking is not likely to happen,” said Mr. Hideharu Miyamoto, Senior Executive Officer, Narita International Airport Corporation. 

 

The efforts are part of Narita International Airport’s commitment to the UN environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals which include the eradication of human trafficking. To that end, the airport has raised awareness through leaflets and posters in airport premises, trained staff and participated in international campaigns with organisations including ACI. These activities have helped to deepen understanding of the actual situation of human trafficking and the characteristics of transportation of human trafficking. 

 

“Narita will continue to cooperate with stakeholders to prevent the abuse of aviation by creating an airport that is difficult to use for international crimes,” added Mr. Miyamoto.

Through our efforts, Japan will be recognized as a country where human trafficking is not likely to happen.

Hideharu Miyamoto

Senior Executive Officer, Narita International Airport Corporation

 

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