Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 5, 2012

Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador at Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, will travel to Burma January 9 – 11, 2012 to assess the human trafficking situation firsthand and to explore opportunities to strengthen the government’s anti-trafficking efforts. While visiting the capital of Nay Pyi Taw, Ambassador CdeBaca will join Ambassador Derek Mitchell, U.S. Special Representative and Policy Coordinator for Burma, in meetings with officials to discuss recent steps to address transnational sex trafficking and improve labor conditions for workers.

Ambassador CdeBaca will then travel to Rangoon to meet with nongovernmental organizations, international organizations, and the new Human Rights Commission.

PRN: 2012/017