2002 Report

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000: Trafficking in Persons Report

This is the second annual Trafficking in Persons Report report to Congress, as required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, on the status of severe forms of trafficking in persons worldwide. Through this annual report, the United States seeks to bring international attention to the horrific practice of trafficking in persons. This report is a diplomatic tool for the U.S. Government in combating trafficking in persons, serving as an instrument for continued dialogue, and a means to encourage increased prosecution, protection, and prevention programs. After the release of this report, the Department will continue to engage in discussions with governments to help strengthen cooperative efforts to eradicate trafficking. The Department will use the information gained during the report compilation to target assistance programs more effectively. Hopefully, the report will be a catalyst for governmental efforts to combat trafficking in persons around the world, so that this degrading practice is eventually eliminated.

Related Material

06/07/02: Trafficking in Persons: International Reaction to Annual Report.
06/05/02: Secretary Powell's Remarks at Special Briefing on Release of Report.
06/05/02: Ambassador Nancy Ely-Raphel's Remarks at Special Briefing on Release of Report.
06/05/02: Video of the Special Briefing:  Secretary Powell only listen audio; listen Video: 56K modem; DSL cable; Or Secretary Powell and Ambassador Ely-Raphel  [ listen Video: 56K modem; DSL cable].   Use Windows Media Player to view these files.

In addition to the HTML-based files listed below, this report is also available in PDF format as a single file [614KB]. To view the PDF file, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

I. Introduction
II. Trafficking in Persons Lists
IIIa. Country Narratives - Countries A through G
IIIb. Country Narratives - Countries H through P
IIIc. Country Narratives - Countries Q through Z