Trafficking in Persons Report 2016
"If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate that abuse in the future or that we can afford to avert our eyes. Instead, we should be asking ourselves—what if that victim of trafficking was my daughter, son, sister, or brother?
"This year’s TIP Report asks such questions, because ending modern slavery isn’t just a fight we should attempt—it is a fight we can and must win.
"The TIP Report is the product of a yearlong effort requiring contributions and follow-up from employees in the United States and at our diplomatic outposts across the globe, host country governments, and civil society." – John F. Kerry, Secretary of State
The 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report is available in PDF and HTML formats. The PDF is available as a complete one-piece file and as individual sections for easier download. To view the PDF files, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To request a hard copy of the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report, please email TIPOutreach@state.gov and provide your mailing address. Please note that due to high demand, your order may not be processed right away.
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)
Letter From Ambassador Susan Coppedge
Meeting the Global Challenge: Effective Strategies To Prevent Human Trafficking
Countries That Are Not States Parties to the Protocol
Topics of Special Interest
Child Soldiers Prevention Act List
What is Trafficking in Persons?
Global Law Enforcement Data
TVPA Minimum Standards
2016 TIP Report Heroes
Relevant International Conventions
Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers & Civilian Personnel
Multilateral Organizations Combating Trafficking in Persons
Glossary of Acronyms
A Closing Note
07/12/16 Accountability Over Politics: Scrutinizing the Trafficking in Persons Report; Ambassador-at-Large Susan Coppedge, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Statement Before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations; Washington, DC
06/30/16 Remarks at the 2016 Trafficking In Persons Report Ceremony; Secretary of State John Kerry; Ben Franklin Room; Washington, DC
06/30/16 Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge on the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report; Ambassador-at-Large Susan Coppedge, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
06/30/16 Background Briefing on the Trafficking in Persons Report; Via Teleconference; Washington, DC
Fact Sheets and Other Releases
Challenges in Protecting Vulnerable Populations [ PDF version ]
Human Trafficking Protection Checklist [ PDF version ]
Human Trafficking in Conflict Zones [ PDF version ]
Office To Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons: An Overview [ PDF version ]
Protecting Victims From Wrongful Prosecution and Further Victimization [ PDF version ]
The 3Ps: Prevention, Protection, Prosecution [ PDF version ]
Vicarious Trauma [ PDF version ]
What is Trafficking in Persons? [ PDF version ]
DipNote: Five Key Elements of Effective Prevention Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking