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Rex Tillerson
  Ivanka Trump Sec. of State Tillerson on Human Trafficking Report  CSPAN  June 27, 2017 11:37pm-12:15am EDT

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>> >> north korea depends on revenue including construction or mining or food processing as the citizens are working overseas primarily with russia and china in it goes to the government of korea so the regime seized hundreds of millions of dollars and responsible nations simply cannot allow this to go one to send the people home.
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some time now was downgraded because it has not taken the serious steps with its own complicity for those air located in china. american consumers and businesses to recognize it has a connection of human trafficking that many americans enjoy could be using forced labor and then to alert them to these situations so human trafficking praise of the most volatile aisle. separating them from their families to be exploited in with the trafficking persons report exposes those networks and the operators in the accomplices are held
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accountable. so under the of protocol to humanize him and trafficking in all its forms and to prosecute we urge the 17 countries not a party to the international protocol to punish trafficking persons to reconsider their position and join the of the country's who have made that commitment was to pour also of assizes governments must put forward anti-corruption laws and enforce them so traffickers do not get a free pass for those you choose to turn a blind eye. so identify and respond with that military uniform to allow trafficking but the most devastating examples is
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they become complacent by working and brothels themselves a country that allows him in trafficking from law-enforcement officials must and. these challenges cannot serve as an excuse for inaction. also to recognize those governments making progress reporting were the 9,000 convictions worldwide up from the past year. last july the president of give afghanistan ordered an investigation sex will be used sexual abuse by his
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officers now a new law was enacted of a practice that exploits foyers for sexual entertainment but every continues to investigate and prosecute and convict traffickers including composite beverage officials. in the ukraine and to improve investigations to root out complicity but the teacher where governments'' for orphans has been arrested to trying to sell a child. officials noticed that complicity will be met with strict punishment. and those a lead to the investigation of 500 trafficking cases within 80% increase given the scale of
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the problem of these countries and more have much to do and it is important to encourage the commitment. much of those activities are going underground in those at the other u.s. agents as well as a car partners abroad a new approach to trade law-enforcement and then to prosecute the crimes i am pleased of the initiative to end modern slavery to increase funding for prosecution efforts that wherever it is most prevalent.
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and for those that are committed against crime of human rights. so of those programs in one of those other governments and with those civil society to end modern slavery. in with that human trafficking in in pursuit to end modern slavery there is is the first phase of pope that they see weeks or years after the 2017 report will be recognized formally in a few minutes but i want to
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thank them for their courage and leadership in sacrifice for those ending human trafficking. [applause] as we honor these heroes everyone has a role to play the government's coming ngo ngo, a private sector in the american people continuing to work together to make trafficking for the 21st century. so someone so the adviser to the president of united states missed ivanka trump.
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[applause] >> thank you for the ball war -- will all work from warm welcome. thanks to the team today for that ugly stain and civilization that is human trafficking we're grateful for the dedication and also here with us, senator thinks you're wavering commitment to such a critical issue. [applause] it is an honor to be here today at the release of this year's trafficing persons report to recognize that remarkable work conspires action.
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thanks reporting as the opportunity to learn from your example. human trafficking is a pervasive human-rights issue no matter the gender or age nationality and also profoundly secret time with those challenges to identify modern slavery. even conservative estimates conclude 20 million people around the world including right here in united states are in human trafficking situation with terrible circumstances of exploitation with girls and boys that are victims of the unthinkable tragedy of child sex trafficking that demonstrates by combating crime here in the united states it is our moral and strategic interest as secretary tillerson ended earlier ending human
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trafficking is a major priority for the trump administration over the past several months we have had sessions with victims of the ngos and members of congress and others to determine the steps we can take to better execute a strategy to end human trafficking the president signed an executive order designed to strengthen federal law with regard to transnational criminal organization including traffickers and has taken steps to ensure the department of common security personnel are properly trained to combat so this year's report emphasizes the responsibility of governments have to prosecute human traffickers also to provide an opportunity to see how others are fighting even trafficking and to develop
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those strategies and tactics while renewing their resolve and the struggle. f but as a personal level it is a clarion call to action or the abuse of the exploited. last month it had an opportunity to talk thursday in which human trafficking survivors and they told me their stories how they were trapped how they survived and escaped and slowly reconstructing their life. here in the united states we have our own advisory council comprised exclusively of survivors we cannot address this issue without the brave voice at the table. to help us understand their crisis.
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these survivors are not only victims but he rose. --- heros such as those crusaders to fight trafficking. as part of the 2017 report the status bar recognizes individuals who are tireless efforts to combat human trafficking today we honor a police officer whose efforts led to the identification of 350 children forced into labor and the union leader supertax leaders and a judge who played a critical role drafting her country's first anti-trafficking legislation . a journalist who shines a light on forced labor and a leader working to protect migrants and sociologists whose ground-breaking research shows those structural challenges over
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for verbal populations and founding in ngo to care for those sex trafficking victims and survivors was a first in her country to win civil damages and a sex trafficking case. each of these heroes have different backgrounds and are the inspiration but united in a shared cause. we celebrate and stand with each of you. [applause] such as america release of this year's report remember the victims to have that unimaginable horrors of to be trafficking in recommit ourselves to those are in the sexual exploitation to celebrate the heroes that continue to shine a light on
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the darkness of human trafficking. so please join me to welcome the great ambassador as she reads the citation in. [applause] >> thank you mrs. trump we continue to work with the white house please stand up when i called out your country to receive your award. argentina. [cheers and applause] . .
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[applause] in recognition of his unwavering resolve to find and expose forced labor his commitment to raising awareness among vulnerable communities and in the private sector and his role ensuring progress to prevent human trafficking. [applause]
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spencer from cameroon. [applause] in recognition of efforts to combat modern slavery, the groundbreaking work in identifying a migration trend in the middle east and her dedication to ensure survivors have legal support and access to comprehensive reintegration assistance to a. [applause] in the contributions to reveal the prevalent sex trafficking in hungary to the employers services and dedication to the
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understanding of human trafficking. [applause] >> from morocco in recognition of her leadership as a driving force behind the comprehensive new anti-trafficking law her perseverance and the victim centered implementation plan and a steadfast commitment to train law enforcement officials to come into contact with victims of human trafficking. [applause] and from taiwan, al allison. [applause] in recognition of her unwavering
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advocacy on behalf of of the flag vessels the role in forming the first union composed of and led by the workers in the current and demanding stronger protections for vulnerable workers in sustained engagement with authorities and the public. [applause] and from thailand. [applause] in recognition of her steadfast commitment to combat trafficking in thailand, the dedication to enhancing comprehensive care for victims and persistent engagement with government officials, social workers and service providers to further protect and reintegrate survivors back into their communities. [applause]
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from india we are sorry he was not able to join us today and would like to recognize him for his leadership in combating modern slavery in india. his final role elevating as the priority and innovative approach to investigating the cases and dismantling traffic operations. [applause] now i'm pleased to introduce the founder and director of the project in thailand. a passionate advocate for child victim of sexual abuse in thailand and has been instrumental to the advancement of the victim centered approach and the anti-trafficking effort. [applause]
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thank you. it is a great honor to be standing here today on behalf of the 2017 heroes and human trafficking victims around the world. [applause] i would like to tell you about a girl i will call jane, the first victim i worked with. six years ago she was exploited in to sex trafficking at only 13-years-old. like millions of women and children around the world she saw herself trapped in the
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modern-day slavery for manipulation and false promises. they lured her into their control. she would say she made mistakes but the truth is she is a vict victim. the physical and emotional scars will mark her for a lifetime. that is why it is a crime against human dignity. but thanks to the people like the heroes in this room, freedom is possible. jane will tell you the key ingredients to her recovery has been unconditional love. what she needs from us is to
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stand with her at her worst. today jane is about to finish high school and is determined to continue her education in social work and make a difference in the lives of other victims like her. success stories like this couldn't happen without collaboration. one example of this is the internet crimes against children task force as it represents a new model putting aside personal agendas and bringing together dedicated and passionate individuals to accomplish our common goal. our focus is on the victim centered approach always asking what is in the best interest of the child.
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the victim is always our highest priority. today we are receiving the title but we do not possess any supernatural powers. we are here because of the hard work and the teamwork of many. facing the human trafficking we are all confronted in a choice, do nothing, or do something. when looking at this i am reminded of the past cain who died less than a year ago. he was often referred to as the father of our nation and looked
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at the thai people as his children having compassion to work hard and improve their lives. today i call upon the governme government, leadership of ordinary citizens in every country to follow the late example and look after the people as their children. thank you. [applause] thank you. we are so grateful for the work that you do and we are inspired by all of our heroes today. i also want to thank our colleagues at the bureau of cultural affairs for hosting the visit to the united states. after they leave here today they will be traveling to boston and miami to meet with anti-trafficking organizations, exchange ideas and share.
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i extend my career working on this issue first as a federal prosecutor and now leaving the office in the department of state. in both roles i've witnessed the aftermath of human cruelty and greed at its very worst. individuals both children and adults forced into unimaginable suffering, and yet i always say to work in this field you have to have hope, and i have hope that is inspired by the incredible people i've met along the way, survivors, leaders, dedicated law enforcement and officials. experts in every day community members that refuse to let this issue be ignored. the fight against human trafficking is a struggle that unites us all and with determination, optimism and collaboration, we can and modern
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slavery. she noted we are all confronted with a choice. do nothing or do something. everyone in the room and those around the world fighting trafficking are doing something. when it comes to human trafficking everyone has a role to play. we must choose to do something thank you for coming today. [applause]
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