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Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

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Trafficking in Persons Report

Trafficking in Persons Report 2012

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Release of the 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report

Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
June 19, 2012

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you. Thank you all very much. And I am delighted to see a standing room only crowd here in the Benjamin Franklin Room for this very important annual event. I welcome all of you here to the State Department. And I want to begin by thanking Ambassador CdeBaca and his team for all the hard work that goes into this report, and the passion that they bring to the fight against modern slavery. I would like, Lou, for you and your team to either stand or wave your hand if you’re already standing. Could we have everyone from – (applause) – thank you. I so appreciate what you do every day, not just when we roll out the report, and I’m very proud to be your colleague. [Full Text]


 
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>>2011

Secretary Clinton's Remarks on the Release of the 2011 Trafficking in Persons Report

Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, DC
June 27, 2011

SECRETARY CLINTON: "Every year, we come together to release this report, to take stock of our progress, to make suggestions, and to refine our methods. Today, we are releasing a new report that ranks 184 countries, including our own. One of the innovations when I became Secretary was we were going to also analyze and rank ourselves, because I don’t think it’s fair for us to rank others if we don’t look hard at who we are and what we’re doing. This report is the product of a collaborative process that involves ambassadors and embassies and NGOs as well as our team here in Washington. And it really does give us a snapshot about what’s happening. It shows us where political will and political leadership are making a difference." [Full Text]

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Trafficking in Persons Report

Trafficking in Persons Report

>>2010

Secretary Clinton (June 14, 2010): "The 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report outlines the continuing challenges across the globe, including in the United States. The Report, for the first time, includes a ranking of the United States based on the same standards to which we hold other countries. The United States takes its first-ever ranking not as a reprieve but as a responsibility to strengthen global efforts against modern slavery, including those within America. This human rights abuse is universal, and no one should claim immunity from its reach or from the responsibility to confront it." Full Text

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Action To End Modern-Day Slavery
The 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report on 177 nations is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Its findings will raise global awareness and spur countries to take effective actions to counter trafficking in persons.
The annual Trafficking in Persons Report serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government encourages partnership and increased determination in the fight against forced labor, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery.

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Washington, DC
June 14, 2010
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Catching and Convicting Human Traffickers Still a Tough Job
(America.gov, June 9, 2010)

 


 

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Trafficking in Persons Report

>>2009

Trafficking in Persons Report 2009

The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States. In acknowledging America’s own struggle with modern-day slavery and slavery-related practices, we offer partnership. We call on every government to join us in working to build consensus and leverage resources to eliminate all forms of human trafficking."
--Secretary Clinton, June 16, 2009

Action To End Modern-Day Slavery
The 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report on 170 countries is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Its findings will raise global awareness and spur countries to take effective actions to counter trafficking in persons.

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>>2008

Trafficking in Persons Report 2008


"We are pleased that in the seven years since the creation of the Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, the United States and our friends and allies have made important strides in confronting the reality that human beings continue to be bought and sold in the twenty-first century. It has been gratifying to witness the determined governments, human rights and women’s groups, faith-based organizations, and many brave individuals who are dedicated to advancing human dignity worldwide. Trafficking and exploitation plague all nations, and no country, even ours, is immune."
                                 --Secretary Rice, June 4, 2008

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Reducing Demand Is Key To Curbing Human Trafficking, U.S. Says; Forced labor gets special focus in the 2008 report on modern-day slavery, America.gov

>>2007

June 12, 2007 - Public Awareness of Human Trafficking Increasing, Rice Says
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