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.
Notice of Funding Opportunity
The Humans Behind Human Trafficking
What You Can Do To Help Combat Human Trafficking
What to Do If You Encounter a Potential Instance of Human Trafficking
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»
The TIP Office’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Grants Process Tutorial: Stage One - Request for Statements of Interest
FY 2018 Notice of Funding Opportunity and Request for Statements of Interest
The Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office) announces an open competition for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 projects to combat trafficking in persons outside of the United States. Informed by the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report and current anti-trafficking programming, and in consultation with other offices in the U.S. government, the TIP Office has identified 24 priority countries or regions for possible funding. These countries and regions are listed in the funding opportunity as priorities for potential anti-trafficking programming for FY 2018. The funding opportunity is available on GrantSolutions.gov and Grants.gov. Click here for more information.
Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan Participates in Event on Modern Slavery at United Nations General Assembly
On September 19, during the 72nd Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a leader level roundtable to encourage governments to make concrete commitments to fight modern slavery. Approximately 20 governments participated. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan represented the United States, highlighting key U.S. efforts, including the Department’s grant of $25 million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery to build country and industry partnerships in an effort to substantially reduce the prevalence of modern slavery around the world. His full remarks can be found here. Senior Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump addressed the gathering as a special guest, as did UN Secretary General António Guterres and ILO Director General Guy Ryder.
At the meeting, Prime Minister May announced that the U.K. will contribute £20 million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and released a Call to Action endorsed by 37 states, expressing a political commitment to "combating the exploitation of human beings for the purposes of compelled labour or commercial sex through the use of force or other forms of coercion, or fraud, whether we describe this compelled service as human trafficking, modern slavery, or forced labour." The referenced document can be found here.
U.S. Awards $25 Million to the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery
In October 2017, the State Department's TIP Office launched the Program to End Modern Slavery-a groundbreaking $25 million U.S. foreign assistance program authorized and funded by Congress. The Program to End Modern Slavery (PEMS) aims to support transformational programs and projects that seek to achieve a measurable and substantial reduction of the prevalence of modern slavery-also known as human trafficking-in targeted populations in specific countries or regions. More»
2017 Trafficking in Persons Report