Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo at the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Launch Ceremony

Washington, D.C.
June 20, 2019


SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Welcome.

First, I want to welcome all of the human trafficking survivors in attendance here today. You are all heroes. This is a very special morning. You are all standing up to ensure that no one else suffers the abuse that you endured. And we are proud of your commitment and inspired every minute by your courage.

Let me also thank Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump for joining us here today and for continuing to speak out with absolute moral clarity on the issue of human trafficking. She calls it what it is: modern-day slavery. [Full Text]