Letter to the UN for A Multi-Stakeholder Global Approach to Hostage Taking (from HAW, Former Hostages & Families of Former & Current Hostages/Unlawful Detainees)

Letter to the UN for A Multi-Stakeholder Global Approach to Hostage Taking (from HAW, Former Hostages & Families of Former & Current Hostages/Unlawful Detainees)

The United Nations has the potential as well as the responsibility to play a global pivotal role towards ending hostage diplomacy. However, for a sustainable and empowered global approach, recommendations and strategies on this issue must also leverage the expertise of diverse multi stakeholders representing all relevant and fundamental components of society including former hostages, families, human rights organizations, civil societies, and the private sector, in addition to government entities. Together, all of their constituents have the necessary inherent power and impact to find realistic and effective solutions.