LONDON, United Kingdom, 13 July 2009 — Starting today, MTV audiences around the world will see a new music video that aims to raise awareness about sex trafficking. Featuring the rock band The Killers, the video is an exclusive collaboration between UNICEF, MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) and the US Agency for International Development.
The track, ‘Goodnight, Travel Well’, is from the album ‘Day & Age’. The video is part of a series of music video collaborations that highlight the danger and impact of human trafficking.
"There is almost no country in the world now that isn’t affected by human trafficking in some way,” said UNICEF Chief of Child Protection Susan Bissell. “The statistics are staggering. More than 1.2 million children are being trafficked each year and nearly 80 per cent of all trafficking is for sexual exploitation, and the most at risk are girls.
“We see this music video as a powerful way to reach out and raise awareness among young people, across borders and across language barriers,” she added.
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