- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Mayor Marty Walsh is heading to the Vatican to talk about human trafficking and climate change.

The mayor is participating in two workshops, “The Modern Slavery and Climate Change” and “Prosperity, People, and Planet: Achieving Sustainable Development in Our Cities,” where he’ll share Boston’s experience in combating human trafficking and addressing climate change.

Mayors, local administrators and religious leaders attending are expected to ask the United Nations to consider modern slavery and human trafficking a crime against humanity. They’ll also push the UN to approve new sustainable development goals at the workshops, the mayor’s office said.

Walsh also plans to attend a reception with U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Ken Hackett while in town. He departs for Italy Sunday and returns to Boston on Thursday, July 23.

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