The 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons. Its findings will raise global awareness and spur countries to take effective actions to counter trafficking in persons.
The annual Trafficking in Persons Report serves as the primary diplomatic tool through which the U.S. Government encourages partnership and increased determination in the fight against forced labor, sexual exploitation, and modern-day slavery.
The Tier Rankings for countries of interest to http://HumanTrafficking.org are:
» Australia: Tier 1
» Burma: Tier 3
» Cambodia: Tier 2 Watch List (downgraded from Tier 2 in 2008)
» China: Tier 2 Watch List
» Hong Kong SAR: Tier 2 (downgraded from Tier 1 in 2008)
» Indonesia: Tier 2
» Japan: Tier 2
» Lao PDR: Tier 2
» Malaysia: Tier 3 (downgraded from Tier 2 Watch List in 2008)
» Mongolia: Tier 2
» New Zealand: Tier 1
» Philippines: Tier 2 Watch List (downgraded from Tier 2 in 2008)
» Singapore: Tier 2
» South Korea: Tier 1
» Taiwan: Tier 2
» Thailand: Tier 2
» Vietnam: Tier 2
To download the full Trafficking in Persons Report, visit:
"The ninth annual Trafficking in Persons Report sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States. In acknowledging America’s own struggle with modern-day slavery and slavery-related practices, we offer partnership. We call on every government to join us in working to build consensus and leverage resources to eliminate all forms of human trafficking. This year, there is new urgency in this call. As the ongoing financial crisis takes an increasing toll on many of the world’s migrants – who often risk everything for the slim hope of a better future for their families – too often they are ensnared by traffickers who exploit their desperation. We recognize their immense suffering, and we commit to aiding their rescue and recovery."
Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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