UNIAP Viet Nam supports MTV EXIT to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking
MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) returned to Hanoi on 26 May 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking through the hosting of the second Live in Hanoi concert. Over 40,000 cheering fans attended the event held at the My Dinh stadium.
International modern-rock band, Simple Plan, headlined the show with Korean pop group Brown Eyed Girls, Australian vocal artist Kate Miller-Heidke and Viet Nam’s own Mỹ Tâm, Karik and Bức Tương, all encouraging fans to join them in the fight against human trafficking. MTV EXIT, USAID and AusAID urged everyone to be aware of the risks of human trafficking, to speak up if they suspect that someone they know might be a victim, and to spread the word denouncing abusers and traffickers.
UNIAP/Viet Nam supported the MTV EXIT campaign by manning an information booth at the concert. The booth provided an opportunity for thousands of Vietnamese youth to engage with UN staff and volunteers to learn more and to pledge their own ‘Simple Plan’ to combat human trafficking. Over 3,000 One UN wristbands and stamps were distributed, encouraging concertgoers to visit the website, check out their pledge photo, and learn more about human trafficking in Viet Nam.
The MTV EXIT Viet Nam 2012 campaign will continue over the next few months with a series of live events, TV programming and youth engagement sessions throughout the country. The new MTV EXIT documentary on human trafficking in Viet Nam, Enslaved, which was introduced by Mỹ Tâm at the Live in Hanoi concert, will officially premiere on Viet Nam Television (VTV) and MTV Viet Nam on 2 June 2012
To find out more about the Live in Hanoi visit the MTV EXIT website
For further information on the UN’s response to human trafficking in Viet Nam, please see our factsheet - click here
To equip yourself with MTV EXIT's 10 Key Facts About Human Trafficking – click here