Dr. Natalia Szablewska had the honour of being selected as the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) representative for a High-level Meeting on the Appraisal of the Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, held at the UN General Assembly in September. Over two days in New York, Natalia joined with representatives of UN member states and civil society as the meeting debated the best way forward to end trafficking in persons and other forms of modern slavery. Opened by the UN Secretary-General, the session adopted a Declaration reaffirming a commitment to implement the UN action plan to end this heinous crime.

Natalia’s invitation to the UN capped a successful year of publications comprising 3 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters and 2 pieces in Popular Press, plus grants success and continuing editorship roles. Natalia is here pictured in the UN General Assembly chamber.