Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Department of State 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report


The 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is available in PDF and HTML formats. The PDF is available as a complete one-piece file and as individual sections for easier download. To view the PDF files, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To request a hard copy of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, please email [email protected] and provide your mailing address. Please note that due to high demand, your order may not be processed right away.

Here is the first paragraph of the message accompanying the report from the Secretary of State:

"Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes on Earth. Right now traffickers are robbing a staggering 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity—that’s roughly three times the population of New York City. We must band together and build momentum to defeat human trafficking. We must hold the perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable. We must achieve justice for survivors as they rebuild their lives. We must reinvigorate our shared commitment to extinguish human trafficking wherever it exists. There is no time to waste."

Here is the "Briefing by Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond." Ambassador Richmond opened his remarks as follows:

"This morning, Secretary Pompeo released the 19th annual Trafficking in Persons Report.  It’s an annual report that assesses 187 countries’ efforts to meet the minimum standards to combat trafficking in persons.  It is the foundation of our diplomatic efforts regarding outreach to countries to improve their efforts to combat trafficking around a 3P paradigm: protecting victims, prosecuting perpetrators, and preventing this crime by dismantling the systems that make it easier for traffickers to operate."



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