U.S.-Mongolia Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership (2020–2024)
On April 2, 2020, the United States and Mongolia signed the U.S.-Mongolia Child Protection Compact Partnership, a four-year plan developed jointly by our two countries that documents the commitment of our nations to achieve specified shared objectives related to strengthening efforts to effectively prosecute and convict child traffickers, providing comprehensive trauma-informed care for child victims of these crimes, and preventing all forms of child trafficking in Mongolia.
Foreign Assistance Awards to Support the U.S.-Mongolia CPC Partnership
In October 2020, the TIP Office awarded funds totaling $5 million to World Vision for activities in support of the U.S.-Mongolia CPC Partnership. World Vision, with implementation partner The Asia Foundation and local organizations the Mongolian Gender Equality Center, Talita Asia, Unbound Mongolia, and Beautiful Hearts is addressing the TIP Office’s four programming objectives as outlined in the Mongolia CPC Partnership—interagency coordination and collaboration, prosecution, protection, and prevention. Project objectives include establishing and maintaining a Multidisciplinary Task Force under the National Sub-Council on Trafficking in Persons that will work to improve victim identification, support coordinated approaches for proactive victim-centered investigations and effective prosecutions, and address the individualized needs of trafficking victims through referrals and the provision of a comprehensive array of quality services; improving the quality of victim-centered investigations and prosecutions with the goal of increasing the number of effective prosecutions and convictions; strengthening Mongolian government and civil society capacity to identify victims of child trafficking and to provide comprehensive specialized services to victims; and increasing efforts to prevent sex trafficking and forced labor by engaging with schools, communities, and online mechanisms that educate stakeholders about child trafficking while increasing the capacity of public officials, civil society, and private sector stakeholders to take appropriate action.