Clinton-associated foundation sponsored conference in hotspot for human trafficking
President Obama denounced human trafficking from the podium at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on Tuesday—just weeks after a Clinton-associated foundation sponsored a conference in an African dictatorship that is a premier destination for modern slavery and sex trafficking.
Former President Bill Clinton has been listed for several years as anhonorary board member of the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation, which aims to empower “underprivileged people worldwide by promoting the principles of self-help and social responsibility,” according to the foundation’s website.
The Sullivan Foundation came under fire in July for holding its biannual African summit in Equatorial Guinea, a small West African dictatorship guilty of numerous human rights violations, including sex trafficking.
“The Government of Equatorial Guinea does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so,” a United Nations Refugee commission reportsaid. “…Despite having a law in place and reports of child trafficking, the government initiated no investigations or prosecutions of suspected trafficking offenses.”