H.Res.860 - Calling on the Government of Germany to take immediate action to combat sex trafficking in connection with the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 06/09/2006)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/27/2006 Committee Agreed to Seek Consideration Under Suspension of the Rules, (Amended) by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.860 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/09/2006)
Calls on the government of Germany to take action to combat sex trafficking in connection with the 2006 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup.
Urges European countries to support public awareness campaigns to educate the general public, particularly athletes, sports fans, and financial sponsors of the 2006 World Cup, about the potential for trafficking in human beings.
Encourages governments, international and nongovernmental organizations, 2006 World Cup sponsors, tour operators, and air transportation providers to join the efforts to end the sexual exploitation of women and girls and prevent trafficking in human beings.
Commends the "Final Whistle--Stop Forced Prostitution Campaign" launched by the National Council of German Women's Organizations and calls on sports associations, including FIFA, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the German Football Association to support this campaign.
Urges Germany and all countries to ratify or accede to, and to implement, the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children.