Trafficking in Persons Report 2013


Date of publication:  24 Jun 2013 Publisher:  U.S. Department of State Publication type:  Report / Study / Data

The Department of State published its annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The report focuses on victim identification as a top priority in the global movement to combat trafficking in persons. It details training and techniques that make identification efforts successful, as well as the pitfalls of inadequate identification. It also highlights new innovations and partnerships within and beyond government that will enhance identification efforts. If successfully implemented, these innovations will enable more effective delivery of services to survivors and an accumulation and analysis of data to improve the overall response to trafficking. In September 2012, President Barack Obama delivered a speech reaffirming the commitment of the United States to fight modern slavery, known also as trafficking in persons. The President instructed the U.S. government to step up its efforts—to develop new innovations and use effective tools, including this annual Trafficking in Persons Report, to confront this crime wherever it exists. The work to eradicate modern slavery remains an uphill struggle. This Report estimates that, based on the information governments have provided, only around 40,000 victims have been identified in the last year. In contrast, social scientists estimate that as many as 27 million men, women, and children are trafficking victims at any given time. This shows that a mere fraction of the more than 26 million men, women, and children who are estimated to suffer in modern slavery have been recognized by governments as such and are eligible to receive the protection and support they are owed. Due to the large size of the pdf documents, parts of the report can be downloaded from the US State Department’s website: Introductory Material Country Narratives A-C D-I J-M N-S T-Z and Special Case Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material

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