On June 28, the Department of State released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke at the launch ceremony for the TIP Report, speaking about reach of human trafficking and recognizing the 2018 TIP Report Heroes.
Each TIP Report focuses on a specific theme, with previous reports highlighting the responsibility of governments to criminalize human trafficking in all its forms and strategies to prevent human trafficking around the globe. The 2018 TIP Report focuses on the critical work of local communities to stop traffickers and provide support to victims. In his remarks, Pompeo stated that trafficking is not only a global problem, but a local one. “Human trafficking can be found in a favorite restaurant, a hotel, downtown, a farm, or in their neighbor’s home,” said Pompeo.
Pompeo also recognized the efforts of the State Department’s many partners, saying “We are grateful for the many federal agencies, individuals, nongovernmental organizations, and international organizations who continue to help us better understand the many manifestations of human trafficking and the most effective ways to combat it.”
For more information about the TIP Report, please follow the links below.
Trafficking in Persons Report 2018 – Complete Report, State Department
Trafficking in Persons Report 2018, State Department
Remarks at the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony, State Department