Fourth Trilateral Meeting on Human Trafficking Between Mexico, the United States, and Canada
On November 28-29, 2017, authorities from Mexico, the United States, and Canada met in Washington, D.C., for the fourth annual meeting of the Trilateral Working Group on Trafficking in Persons. Underscoring our joint commitment and partnership to work together to prevent human trafficking, prosecute perpetrators, and protect victims, the Trilateral Working Group mechanism provides an opportunity to share best practices, and identify further areas for cooperation to combat trafficking in persons.
The United States chaired the meeting, which included representatives from the Departments of State, Treasury, Justice, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security. The Mexican delegation included officials from the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE), the Secretariat of the Interior (SEGOB), the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR), the Federal Police (PF), the National Migration Institute (INM) and the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (UIF-SHCP). Canada’s delegation included representatives from Public Safety Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Justice Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Public Services and Procurement Canada, the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, and the Government of Ontario Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Centre.
The three countries identified lessons learned from the 2016 trilateral meeting in Mexico City and committed to continued trilateral coordination and sharing of best practices and tools. Moving forward, this trilateral collaboration will focus on advancing shared goals, including enhancing prosecution and protection efforts.
For further information, please contact Mai Shiozaki at Shiozakim@state.gov or (202) 312-9855.