Six teenagers from Vietnam joined 30 others from six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries to discuss human trafficking at a recent conference in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

The three-day event aims to raise awareness of young people, governments and non-governmental organisations on how to share information on the subject.

The youngsters are being trained to deliver creative anti-trafficking campaigns in their communities by using drama, art and video to inform young people about the risks of cross-border migration.

The will also advise regional government officials on taking initiatives to stop the crime.

The six Vietnamese teenagers, aged 15-17, were selected from communities considered the most vulnerable to human trafficking.

Three of them are involved with a World Vision-implemented End Trafficking in Persons (ETIP) programme in Nong Son district, central Quang Nam province.

The others are involved in the Save the Children-implemented Protecting Children on the Move in East and Southeast Asia in Mong Cai district, northeastern Quang Ninh province.

According to a report released in 2013, there were 500 human trafficking cases, involving 800 traffickers and 3,800 victims in Vietnam last year.-VNA