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Secretary Kerry Hosts the 2014 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 18, 2014

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Secretary of State John Kerry will unveil the 2014 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 20, at the U.S. Department of State.

As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat modern slavery. This year's Report, the 14th installment, includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, including the United States.

During the announcement, Secretary Kerry will honor the 2014 TIP Report Heroes, 10 men and women whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the global fight against modern slavery.

This event will be open to credentialed members of the press.

Preset for video cameras: 7:30 a.m. from the C Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

Media representatives may attend the open sessions upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo identification (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

For more information, contact Mai Shiozaki in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at mshiozaki@state.gov or 202-312-9855.

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