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United States Department of State Releases the 2006 Trafficking in Persons Report

June 16, 2006

Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
U.S. Department of State
June 5, 2006

Full text is available at
[PDF Version; 7.08 MB; 295 pages]

This Report is the sixth annual TIP Report. It is intended to raise global awareness, to highlight the growing efforts of the international community to combat human trafficking, and to encourage foreign governments to take effective actions to counter all forms of trafficking in persons. The Report has increasingly focused the efforts of a growing community of nations on sharing information and partnering in new and important ways. A country that fails to make significant efforts to bring itself into compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons, per U.S. law, receives a "Tier 3" assessment in this Report. Such an assessment could trigger the withholding of non-humanitarian, non-trade-related assistance from the United States to that country.

"Human traffickers prey on the most vulnerable and turn a commercial profit at the expense of innocent lives. The State Department's efforts to end this evil trade exemplify transformational diplomacy. We work with international partners to secure the freedom of those who are exploited and call on governments to be effective and accountable in prosecuting those who exploit.

The movement to end trafficking in persons continues to gain momentum, thanks to Presidential leadership, Congressional commitment, and support from innumerable faithbased, community, human rights, and women's groups, as well as from individual citizens. Thank you for joining this abolitionist movement on behalf of the world's most vulnerable citizens." -- Letter from Secretary Condoleezza Rice

Table of Contents


International Best Practices

Heroes Acting To End Modern-Day Slavery

Tier Placements

Maps (with Regional Law Enforcement Statistics)

Country Narratives (A to Z)

Special Cases

Efforts by International Peacekeepers

International Conventions Matrix

Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Glossary of Acronyms

A Closing Note from the Drafters of the Report

 Related Material

06/05/06: Secretary Rice's Remarks at the Release of the Sixth Annual Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 06/05/06: Ambassador Miller's Interview on the Trafficking in Persons Report

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