Trafficking in Persons Report 2009

Date: 06/16/2009 Description: Trafficking In Persons Report 2009 cover. © State Dept ImageThe Department of State is required by law to submit each year to the U.S. Congress a report on foreign governments’ efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons. This is the ninth annual TIP Report; it seeks to increase global awareness of the human trafficking phenomenon by shedding new light on various facets of the problem and highlighting shared and individual efforts of the international community, and to encourage foreign governments to take effective action against all forms of trafficking in persons. Launch»

-Secretary's Op-Ed: Partnering Against Trafficking
-Ambassador CdeBaca's Remarks and Foreign Press Center Briefing
-Fact Sheet: Trafficking in Persons: Coercion in a Time of Economic Crisis
-Photo Gallery from the Report release.

The Report
The report is available in HTML format (below) and in PDF format as a single file [PDF: 22 MBGet Adobe Acrobat Reader]. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download: Introduction; Country Narratives: A-C, D-K, L-P, Q-Z/Special Cases; Relevant International Conventions. To view the PDF file, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Letter from Secretary
Letter from Ambassador Luis CdeBaca
Major Forms of Trafficking in Persons
The Three P's: Punishment, Protection, Prevention
Financial Crisis and Human Trafficking
Topics of Special Interest
Victims' Stories
Global Law Enforcement Data
Commendable Intiatives Around the World
2009 TIP Report Heroes
Tier Placements
U.S. Government Domestic Anti-Trafficking Efforts
Country Narratives
Country Narratives -- Countries A Through C
Country Narratives -- Countries D Through K
Country Narratives -- Countries L Through P
Country Narratives -- Countries Q Through Z
Special Cases
Relevant International Conventions
Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Minimum Standards for the Elimination of Trafficking in Persons
Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers
Glossary of Acronyms
PDF Version: Trafficking in Persons Report, June 2009
Introduction (PDF)
Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
Country Narratives: D-K (PDF)
Country Narratives: L-P (PDF)
Country Narratives: Q-Z and Special Cases (PDF)
Relevant International Conventions (PDF)