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2023 Trafficking in Persons Report
June 16, 2023

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report

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Message From the Secretary of State
Dear Reader:

Human trafficking is an affront to our foundational values—that everyone is created equal and has the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It erodes our communities, weakens the rule of law, and undermines our national security. As President Biden wrote in the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, this Administration is committed to keeping that fight at the forefront of our national security agenda.

Every year millions of people are exploited within and across borders. They are forced to work in factories for little or no pay; harvest crops; toil in terrible conditions in mines, construction sites, and fishing boats; or work in private homes.  Many victims are exploited for commercial sex, adults and children alike.

This year’s Trafficking in Persons Report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of human trafficking around the world and the tools we are using to strengthen our response and coordination. It also highlights the stories of survivors, emerging tactics—like cyber scam operations—used by traffickers and provides recommendations for how we can better work together to address this crime.  The report is the product of the hard work and dedication of countless individuals and organizations around the world, who are engaged in the fight against human trafficking sometimes at great personal risk.

The pages that follow are an immediate call to action.  Tackling a global problem like trafficking requires a global coalition, one that cuts across government, business, and civil society.  By sharing resources and information, we can better equip front-line stakeholders to track and respond to evolving trafficking trends.  By partnering with survivors, we can better establish trauma informed anti-trafficking policies and strategies.  And by leveraging technology, we can better address the nexus between finance and human trafficking and better detect online exploitation.

I am proud of the progress we have made in the fight against human trafficking.  There is more work to be done.  We will continue to improve and adapt our efforts to combat this crime, and build stronger partnerships with governments, businesses, survivor leaders, and NGOs.  We will ensure survivors of trafficking have access to the services they need to rebuild their lives.  Together, we can make human trafficking a relic of the past.


Antony Blinken