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Department of State: Trafficking in Persons Report

Published June 20, 2014

This report reviews international efforts, by country, to combat human trafficking. Other human trafficking reports are produced by the U.S. attorney general and the United Nations.

The U.S. State Department's Trafficking in Persons annual report states that "it represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it." Trafficking in persons is defined as: "(a) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; or (b) the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery."

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