Trafficking in Persons Report 2013

Secretary Kerry (June 19): "When we help countries to prosecute traffickers, we are strengthening the rule of law. When we bring victims out of exploitation, we are helping to create more stable and productive communities. When we stop this crime from happening in the first place, we are preventing the abuse of those who are victimized as well as the ripple effect that caused damage throughout communities into our broader environment and which corrupt our global supply chains. We all have an interest in stopping this crime. That’s why President Obama is so focused on this issue. And that’s why, as Secretary of State, I will continue to make the fight against modern-day slavery a priority for this Department and for the country." Full Text» Ambassador CdeBaca's Briefing»

The Report

The 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report report is available in PDF and HTML formats. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download. To view the PDF file, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

PDF Format

Introductory Material (PDF)
Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)

HTML Format

Letter from Secretary Kerry
Letter from Ambassador Luis CdeBaca
Victims' Stories
Victim Identification: The First Step in Stopping Modern Slavery
Definitions and Methodology
Topics of Special Interest
Global Law Enforcement Data
2013 TIP Report Heroes
Tier Placements
Country Narratives
Special Case
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
International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Organizations Combating Trafficking in Persons
Glossary of Acronyms
A Closing Note: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Remarks and Fact Sheets

07/11/13 The State Department 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Washington, DC
06/19/13 Remarks at the Annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) Release;  Secretary of State John Kerry; Benjamin Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/19/13 Briefing on the 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report;  Ambassador-at-Large Luis CdeBaca, Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
Funding Innovation and Forging Partnerships: J/TIP Program Priorities [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
Male Trafficking Victims [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
Misperceptions Lead to Missed Opportunities To Identify Victims [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
Non-Criminalization of Victims for Crimes Committed in the Course of Being Trafficked [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]
Prevention: Fighting Sex Trafficking by Curbing Demand for Commercial Sex Acts [Get Acrobat Reader PDF version   ]