Secretary Kerry Hosts the 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Secretary of State John Kerry will unveil the 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at 10 p.m. on June 30, 2016 (ULAST), at the Department of State.

As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat human trafficking. This year’s report, the 16th installment, includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, including the United States.

During the ceremony, Secretary Kerry will honor the 2016 TIP Report Heroes, nine men and women from around the globe whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the fight against modern slavery.

The event is open to the press and will be streamed live on

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