U.S. Ambassador to ASEAN David Carden, together with U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear and representatives from USAID and ASEAN, addressed 40,000 fans at the MTV EXIT concert in Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium on May 26, featuring as headline act the multi-platinum international rock band Simple Plan.
ASEAN has been an official partner of the successful anti-trafficking program since 2011. MTV EXIT, which is also supported by the United States and Australian governments, produces free live concerts, public service announcements (PSAs), music videos, and documentary films to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation.