Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice attended an important UN meeting alongside Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York were spotted at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday (Tuesday).


During the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, a range of high level events, conferences, and meetings will take place. This year, it is held between 23rd – 27th of the month, but it is an annual event that takes place each September.

The theme for this year’s General Assembly is “Galvanizing multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion”.

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According to the UN’s website, “The Assembly is empowered to make recommendations to States on international issues within its competence. It has also initiated actions—political, economic, humanitarian, social and legal—which have benefitted the lives of millions of people throughout the world.”

The sisters were spotted taking a selfie at the event to mark the big moment – which also showed Eugenie wearing a chic floral dress, and Beatrice a simple, sophisticated black dress.

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It is not publicly known why the royal sisters were in attendance, but Princess Eugenie has co-founded an anti-slavery charity alongside friend Julia de Boinville called The Anti-Slavery Collective, so this could be one of the reasons.

The pair receives support from advisors Ross Warren and Caroline Haughey QC, and Princess Eugenie frequently attends events to raise awareness of important social issues.

According to a statement on the official website, the Anti-Slavery Collective : “[encourages] law enforcement agencies, policy makers, journalists, academics, NGO’s, companies, individuals, and survivors to collaborate and share ideas on how we can fight human trafficking.”

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This year, the @statedept honoured Roseline Eguabor for her stalwart support for Nigerian and West African human trafficking victims and survivors, helping them escape and rehabilitate. She is working with the IOM to promote victim-centered human trafficking screening, identifications, and protection on a global scale. Fluent in six languages and drawing from her experience as a survivor, Eguabor fills a critical need for interpretation services for trafficking victims seeking help with local governments, law enforcement, and hospitals. She volunteers with the Pellegrine Della Terra Association, helping survivors apply for work permits, legal residency, and jobs. In 2012, she co-founded the social cooperative, Al Reve, which helps survivors participate in the formal labor market. Read more about her work in the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. #ChangeMakers #BeTheChange #EndSlavery #TIPHero

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Recently, the official Anti-Slavery Collective account shared a statement from US department of State Honoured Roseline Eguabor, which read: “Inequality in the world is the major bane of human trafficking, a phenomenon that we all must stand against in order to liberate victims”.

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