U.S. funding to UNODC fights human trafficking and improves law enforcement capabilities in Nigeria

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is pleased to announce approximately $6.8 million in contributions to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for projects in Nigeria to combat trafficking in persons. The INL donation will fund UNODC to train the Nigeria Correctional Service in ...
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DCM’s Remarks for the Joint Stakeholders Dialogue on TIP and SOM

Good morning.  I’d like to thank NAPTIP and the Nigerian Immigration Service for inviting the U.S. Mission Nigeria to be part of your Joint Stakeholders Dialogue on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling.  In November, we participated in NAPTIP’s Five Year Planning Conference and was encouraged by the level of representation in the room from ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Kathleen FitzGibbon Remarks at NAPTIP Five Year Planning Conference

Good morning/afternoon. I’d like to thank NAPTIP for inviting us to be part of your planning session today.  From 2002-2004, I was fortunate to be a member of the then-newly-created Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State. This multi-disciplinary office has grown exponentially, which is a sign of the ...
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U.S. Applauds Edo State’s Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Framework

Benin City––U.S.  Chargé d’ Affaires David Young on Tuesday visited Edo State, where he met with government leaders, traditional rulers and civil society representatives with a view to understanding the socio-economic factors that perpetuate trafficking in persons in the state and the multi-faceted efforts being used to eradicate it. Speaking during a courtesy call on ...
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

On June 27, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report, under the theme “Enhancing Criminal Accountability and Addressing Challenges in Prosecution Efforts.” The 2017 TIP Report includes narratives for 187 countries and territories, including the United States. The goal of the report is to stimulate action and create partnerships ...
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