Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons leads the United States' global engagement against human trafficking, an umbrella term used to describe the activities involved when someone obtains or holds a person in compelled service.
U.S.-Philippines High Level Dialogue Marks Progress in Combating Child Trafficking
Nov. 15: Senior U.S. and Philippine officials conducted a high-level dialogue on November 6 to mark progress and outline next steps in the four-year U.S.-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The dialogue centered on assessing progress toward achieving the CPC Partnership's goals of improving the government's capacity to investigate and prosecute cases of online sexual exploitation of children, identifying and responding to child labor trafficking, providing comprehensive services to protect child trafficking victims, and preventing future trafficking crimes. More»
U.S. OFFICIALS, SENIOR PERUVIANS COMMEMORATE IMPLEMENTATION LAUNCH OF U.S.-PERU CHILD PROTECTION COMPACT PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES
Nov. 6: U.S. Ambassador to Peru Krishna R. Urs, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond, and Minister of Interior Carlos Morán commemorated the launch of activities to implement the U.S.-Peru Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership was signed in 2017 to strengthen efforts to combat child trafficking in Peru and is the first of its kind in the region. More»
U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Commitment to Increasing Efforts
Oct. 31: Senior officials from the Governments of Ghana and the United States met on October 31 to review progress toward meeting the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership. The CPC Partnership began in 2015 and the first high-level consultation in 2017. The meeting on October 31, 2018 marks the second annual partnership meeting. Ghana is the first country in the world to partner with the United States in this way to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking. More»
2018 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force on Trafficking in Persons
Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking
At this event, Deputy Secretary Sullivan announced the Principles To Guide Government Action To Combat Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains, on behalf of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The Principles are a framework on which all countries can build to take effective action to prevent human trafficking in public and private sector supply chains. The Principles highlight the critical role of governments and acknowledge the necessity of strategic cooperation with civil society, survivors, and the business community.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan also announced additional funds to support the Program to End Modern Slavery, bringing the Department’s total investment for this important program to $75 million. The program aims to support transformational programs and projects to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery in targeted populations in specific countries or regions. Learn more about the Program to End Modern Slavery here. Remarks»
Taking 'A Whole Village Approach' to Combating Human Trafficking in Pakistan
2018 Trafficking in Persons Report
U.S.-Jamaica Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership and Notice of Funding Opportunity
On May 31, 2018, the United States and Jamaica signed a Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, a jointly developed plan to address and respond to child trafficking in Jamaica. The partnership facilitates a planned TIP Office investment of $4.5 million in U.S. foreign assistance to one or more organizations in support of the partnership’s objectives. Click here for more information on the U.S.-Jamaica CPC Partnership. To submit an application for this funding opportunity, please review the instructions on SAMS Domestic under funding opportunity SFOP0005142. Press Release»