Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report at 10:00 a.m. EDT on July 27, 2015, at the U.S. Department of State.
As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the TIP Report assesses government efforts around the world to combat modern slavery. This year’s Report, the 15th installment, includes narratives for 188 countries and territories, including the United States. This year also marks the 15th anniversary of the TVPA.
During the announcement, Secretary Kerry will honor the 2015 TIP Report Heroes, eight men and women whose tireless efforts have made a lasting impact on the global fight against modern slavery. Names of the 2015 TIP Report Heroes will be released during the launch.
The event will be open to credentialed members of the press and streamed live on www.state.gov. Follow the event using @JTIP_State, @StateDept, #TIPHeroes, #EndSlavery, and #HumanTrafficking during the event and during the Secretary’s remarks at @StateDeptLive.