Timeline

Programme

Here's a summary timeline of events for the 'Combating Human Trafficking' Conference 2014.

The conference took place in the Vatican on Wednesday 9 April and Thursday 10 April.

Times below are UK time (BST).

Wednesday 9 April

Time Item
11.30 Registration and Coffee
12.30 Opening Prayer: H E Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Nigeria
12.35 Welcome: Dr Domenico Giani, Inspector General Vatican Gendarmerie
12.40 Why Are We Here? H E Cardinal Vincent Nichols (video film of trafficking victims)
12.50 Our Vision: Bishop Patrick Lynch SS.CC, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
  A Model that Works: A Government’s Role in Combating Human Trafficking: Ms Theresa May MP, Home Secretary UK Government
  How to Build Partnerships: Detective Inspector Kevin Hyland, Specialist Crime & Operations, Metropolitan Police UK
  Questions and Answers
13.40 The Global Context of Human Trafficking: Mr Ronald Noble, Secretary General, International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL)
13.55 Dr Alessandro Pansa: Italian State Police
14.05 Combating Human Trafficking – Australia’s Response in the ASEAN Region, Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Commissioner Tony Negus, Australian Federal Police
  Protecting Vulnerable Communities: Mr Ranjit Sinha, Director Central Bureau of Investigation, India
  Romania’s commitment to combat THB and protect the vulnerable: Chief Superintendent Marius Roman, Head of the Anti-trafficking Unit Romanian Police
  Questions and Answers
15.00 The Work of the Pontifical Academy in Relation to Human Trafficking: Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Pontifical Academy of Sciences
15.30 Guided Tour of the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel
19.15 Formal Dinner hosted by The Secretary of State H E Cardinal Parolin. Speaker: Mr Rob Wainwright, Director Europol

Thursday 10 April

Time Item
06.30 Mass: The Church of Santa Maria Regina della Famiglia
07.30 Opening Prayer: Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher
07.35 Introduction to Day 2
07.40 Society’s Role in Combating Human Trafficking: Ms Mira Sorvino, UN Goodwill Ambassador
  Victims of Human Trafficking Presentation
08.35 The Church’s Pastoral Response: Caring for victims of Trafficking
  Sr Florence Nwaonuma, SSH: Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Nigeria
  Sr Aurelia Agredano, AASC: Vice General of the Congregation of Adoratrices, Spain
  Questions and Answers
10.15 Audience with Pope Francis
  Declaration of Global Commitment
11.00 Church and Law Enforcement Co-operation: Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Metropolitan Police Commissioner
11.30 Closing Remarks: H E Cardinal Vincent Nichols
12.00 Press Conference and Departures