Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 18, 2013


On Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 p.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will release the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report during a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State. As required by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the TIP Report assesses governments around the world on their efforts to combat modern slavery. The 13th annual TIP Report includes narratives of 188 countries and territories. At the rollout event, Secretary Kerry will also honor the 2013 TIP Report Heroes, men and women whose personal efforts have made an extraordinary difference in the global fight against modern slavery. The event will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps, nongovernmental and international organization representatives, and anti-trafficking activists.

Remarks will be open to the press.
Pre-set time for cameras: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Instructions for embargoed access to the report will be available, to members of the press only, on Tuesday, June 19 at 8:15 a.m. in the State Department’s Press Office (Room 2109). The entire report is EMBARGOED until the end of the Secretary’s rollout event, approximately 4:00 p.m. The report will then be available to the public on www.state.gov/j/tip.



PRN: 2013/0758