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.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan Co-Hosts UNGA Side Event on Human Trafficking
Today, the United States took another bold step in the global fight to combat modern slavery—also known as human trafficking. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan co-hosted the event “Stepping up Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking,” proudly joining the governments of the United Kingdom, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, and Nigeria to affirm the importance of government action to combat 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.
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»
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U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking Releases Second Annual Report
Recognizing National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
U.S. and Ghanaian Officials Mark Progress in Addressing Child Trafficking and Pledge Ongoing Commitment
Senior officials from the U.S. Government and the Government of the Republic of Ghana met on October 25 to discuss progress in achieving the objectives of the U.S.-Ghana Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership - the first-ever jointly-developed plan to address forced child labor and child sex trafficking in Ghana. More»
U.S.-Philippines CPC Partnership Activities Commence in Manila and Cebu
The U.S. Embassy in Manila and the Philippines’ Department of Justice Interagency Council Against Trafficking in Persons (IACAT) announced the launch of activities to implement the U.S.-Philippines Child Protection Compact (CPC) Partnership, signed in Manila earlier this year by U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Michael S. Klecheski and Philippines Secretary of Justice Vitaliano N. Aguirre II. More»