28 September 2006

UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond to Open Exhibition of Howard Buffett Photographs on Human Trafficking 

VIENNA, 28 September 2006 (UN Information Service) - Actress and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond will open an exhibition of photographs on human trafficking by philanthropist Howard Buffett at the Vienna International Centre on 4 October.

The philanthropist is manager of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which funds humanitarian and development projects worldwide.  His photographs illustrate the crime of human trafficking and "modern-day slavery" throughout the world and their devastating impact on victims.

The opening of the exhibition will take place in the Rotunda of the Vienna International Centre at

12. 30 p.m. on Wednesday 4 October 2006.

It takes place during a one-day Global Partnership Forum organized by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to explore ways in which foundations, the private sector and philanthropists can come together to tackle the global problems of drug abuse, human trafficking and the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, Howard Buffett is active in business, politics, agriculture, conservation, photography and philanthropy.

Ms. Ormond, a long-time advocate for human rights issues, has starred in films such as Legends of the Fall, Sabrina and The Barber of Siberia.  She is UNODC's Goodwill Ambassador against human trafficking.

For information contact:

Preeta Bannerjee
Public Information Officer, UNODC
Telephone: +43 1 260 60 5764
Mobile: +43 699 1459 5764
E-mail: preeta.bannerjee@unodc.org

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