The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) is a cabinet-level entity created by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000, which consists of 19 agencies across the federal government responsible for coordinating U.S. government-wide efforts to combat trafficking in persons. The Secretary of State chairs the PITF.

PITF Meetings

2019

2019 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Secretary Pompeo (Oct. 29, 2019): “This Task Force meeting underscores the Administration’s strong commitment to combat human trafficking and inspire engagement across the federal government throughout the following year, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000.” Secretary’s Statement» Full Meeting Remarks» Video: Meeting Highlights from Ambassador John Richmond» Report on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons (October 2019)»

2018

2018 Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

President Trump (Oct. 11, 2018): “Every cabinet member here today and every member of this Presidential Task Force is fully engaged in the fight. It’s very important to every one of them. Our country will not rest until we have put these vile organizations out of business and rescued every last victim, and we will not stop until we have stamped out the menace of human trafficking once and for all.” Secretary’s Statement» Full Meeting Remarks» Report on U.S. Government Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons (December 2017)»

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