Media Note
Washington, DC
May 3, 2010


Ambassador CdeBaca to Deliver Remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Human Trafficking Conference

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca will address the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Human Trafficking Conference on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. He will discuss “The Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Progress and Promise” to more than 600 members of the 40 national anti-trafficking taskforces as well as interagency partners in the effort to combat modern slavery.

This speech is one of several to be delivered by Ambassador CdeBaca leading up to the 10th annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which will be released by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in June.

Ambassador CdeBaca was appointed by President Obama to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State, where he serves as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Clinton and leads the United States’ global fight against contemporary forms of slavery. The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP) develops and implements the State Department’s policy for the protection of trafficking victims, prosecution of traffickers, and prevention of trafficking.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador CdeBaca was one of the country's most-decorated federal prosecutors, liberating hundreds of human trafficking victims. He was instrumental in drafting the United States’ anti-trafficking law, and in developing the victim-centered approach to combating modern slavery that has become the global standard.

Media interested in covering this event should contact the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 514-2007. For more information, please contact Public Affairs Officer Talley Sergent at (202) 312-9653 or SergentRT@state.gov.



PRN: 2010/556