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First United States-Myanmar Trafficking in Persons Dialogue


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 19, 2013

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The inaugural session of the U.S.-Myanmar Trafficking in Persons dialogue was held in Nay Pyi Taw on August 1, 2013. United States Ambassador-at-Large for the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Luis CdeBaca and Myanmar Police Chief Major General Zaw Win led their respective delegations in the dialogue.

In-depth discussions covered a variety of human trafficking issues, including forced labor, sex trafficking, and the unlawful recruitment and use of child soldiers, with particular focus on the importance of employing a victim-centered approach to combating human trafficking, the need to show concrete results in holding to account perpetrators of all forms of trafficking, and the benefits of robust government-civil society partnerships.

Both governments agreed the dialogue was very productive and pledged their continued commitment to enhanced cooperation in addressing this serious crime and human rights issue under the auspices of the United States-Myanmar Joint Plan on Trafficking in Persons.



PRN: 2013/1016

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