Human Trafficking

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April 20, 2014

Working With the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis. As… more
January 16, 2014

Progress in Countering the Lord's Resistance Army

A Central African was fishing on a riverbank last month when a group of 19 men, women, and children emerged… more
January 10, 2014

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

On December 31, 2013, President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. He called upon… more
January 3, 2014

TechCamp Mexico: Fighting Modern Slavery Through Technology

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month . During the past year, the Obama Administration hosted events on… more
July 29, 2013

A Call to Action: Unconventional Approaches To Combat Modern Slavery

Each summer, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons hosts an event on human trafficking for interns working… more
June 12, 2013

Ten Ways To Combat the Worst Forms of Child Labor

No individual or organization acting alone can eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but together we can make a… more
June 12, 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

Each year since 2002, the international community has come together on June 12 to mark World Day Against Child Labor.… more
May 6, 2013

Ten Ways You Can Be Involved in Foreign Affairs

Many people are interested in foreign affairs, but don't know how they can be involved. You don't have to be… more
April 10, 2013

Partnerships To Combat Modern Slavery

At the forum, we announced the State Department's new public-private partnership with New Perimeter, LLC, a non-profit organization. We developed… more
March 15, 2013

Djibouti: Migration Crossroads

We hadn't driven more than three dusty minutes before we encountered the first group of men clustered under a scraggly… more


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April 22, 2014

#OurOcean2014 Conference

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the 2014 Our Ocean Conference to be held at the U.S. Department of State… more