U.S. Ambassador on Human Trafficking Issues to Visit Taiwan November 20-23

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PR-1069E | Date: 11/18/2010

Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, is scheduled to visit Taiwan November 20-23, 2010.

During his stay in Taiwan, Ambassador CdeBaca will meet with Taiwan government officials and local non-government organizations (NGOs) to exchange views on working together to end trafficking in persons.

Ambassador CdeBaca was appointed by President Obama to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State. The Office develops and implements the State Department’s policy for the protection of trafficking victims, prosecution of traffickers, and prevention of trafficking.

In the 2010 Trafficking in Person Report, the U.S. Department of State noted that Taiwan achieved the highest ranking of “Tier 1” for the year because of the Taiwan authorities’ full compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.