United States: Zimbabwe Making Progress in Combating Trafficking in Persons - VOA Zimbabwe

A United States government report says Zimbabwe made notable progress to strengthen its capacity and to respond to cases of trafficking in persons in the past year. “The (Zimbabwe) government made key achievements during the reporting period (2016- ...

[Adam Minter] China's trafficking problem - The Korea Herald

The US State Department's decision to name China one of the world's worst offenders in human trafficking was greeted with predictable resentment in Beijing. With some justification, Chinese officials argue that they're at least trying to tackle a ...

Nepal being used as human trafficking transit: US report - Himalayan Times

As reported over the past five years, Nepal is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labour and sex trafficking, says the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State today.

US commends Zim progress on human trafficking - New Zimbabwe.com

THE United States (US) government has commended Zimbabwe for progress made towards meeting the minimum standards for elimination of human trafficking. This comes as the latest Trafficking in Persons Report released on Tuesday revealed the country ...

Trafficking In Persons 2017 Report Shows Progress In The Caribbean - News Americas Now Caribbean And Latin America Daily News

News Americas, Washington, DC, Fri. June 30, 2017: The U.S. State Department's annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report 2017, issued Monday, shows progress in some Caribbean countries but leaves some unhappy with their Tier rankings. Secretary of ...

IGP: We will stop human trafficking - The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The police have renewed its commitment to wiping out human trafficking in the wake of Malaysia being taken off the Tier 2 Watch List under the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2017. Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar ...

China and North Korea Complicit in Modern Day-Human Trafficking and Slave Labor - The Epoch Times

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson introduces the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report at the State Department in Washington on June 27, 2017. (Paul Huang/Epoch Times). While unveiling a new State Department report on June 27, Secretary of State Rex ...

Belize gets another black eye for trafficking in persons - Breaking Belize News (blog)

“The Government of Belize does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.” “Belize is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex ...

Guyana Earns Highest US State Department Ranking in Human Trafficking Fight - Caribbean360.com (subscription)

The US State Department says the issue of human trafficking is now being better addressed in Guyana, but more still needs to be done. GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday June 29, 2017 – Guyana has made significant advances in the fight against human ...

Jamaica Tier Two on Trafficking in Persons Report - Jamaica Gleaner

The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report by the US Department of State has ranked Jamaica at Tier Two for its efforts to fight human trafficking in 2016. The ranking signifies an increasing effort to eliminate trafficking but a failure to meet minimum ...

Congress needs to combat human trafficking: Letter - Poughkeepsie Journal

In our politically divided nation, I think there's one American value we can all agree on: Everyone deserves to be free. On Tuesday, the State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ranks 187 countries on their efforts to ...

US State Department downgrades China to lowest rating in human trafficking report - JURIST

[JURIST] In the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report [report, PDF] released on Tuesday, the US State Department [official website] downgraded China to Tier 3, which is the lowest tier for human trafficking. Tier 3 represents "countries whose governments ...

Gov't vows to keep up anti-trafficking efforts; China slams US report - BusinessWorld Online Edition

THE DEPARTMENT of Foreign Affairs (DFA) welcomed on Thursday the US government's Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report as of June 2017, which placed the Philippines in Tier 1, the highest level in the rankings, for the second consecutive year, with a vow ...

All governments must work harder to stop human trafficking - Catholic Online

With an estimated 20 million victims of human trafficking today, all governments must step up their enforcement efforts, a new report by the State Department insists. Ivanka Trump: Ending Human Trafficking A Top Priority For White House. The President ...

China's Tier 3 Ranking a Reminder of Trade Risks Facing Seafood Industry [Editorial] - SeafoodNews (subscription)

China has been downgraded to Tier 3 in the US annual trafficking in persons report. The reason given was that China had not responded to US inquiries about what progress it was making in this area, after being listed as Tier 2 for several years. Most ...

US report says Malta failing to take necessary action to fight crime - Times of Malta

Malta remains a source and destination country for women and children subjected to sex trafficking and a destination for forced labour victims. Photo: Shutterstock. Malta is urged to “vigorously investigate and prosecute” human trafficking offences and ...

Malaysia Will Continue To Improve Its Position In Future TIP Reports - malaysiandigest.com

PUTRAJAYA: The concrete steps taken by the government which resulted in an upgrade from Tier Two Watch List to Tier Two in the latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report recently is just the beginning of a series of measures to protect human rights and ...

US Lists China Among World's Worst Human Trafficking Offenders - New Delhi Times

The United States on Tuesday declared China as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, placing it alongside countries the U.S. has long disparaged – Iran, North Korea and Syria. The annual U.S. State Department report ...

Full Text : Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 - The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

The 'Trafficking in Persons Report 2017' released by the US State Department suggested boys are more likely than girls to be exploited in commercial sex in coastal areas for child sex tourism. The report said as a result of efforts by the government ...

Letters to the Editor for Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Lynchburg News and Advance

Even given the realities of political division today, I'd like to think that there's at least one American value we can all agree on: Everyone deserves to be free. On June 27, the State Department released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, which ...