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Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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Remarks

2008
--12/31/08  Ambassador Lagon's 2008 Blog Posts on Trafficking in Persons; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Blogs Posted on DipNote; Washington, DC
--12/04/08  Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons' Conference for Potential Bidders; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Conference for Potential Bidders; Washington, DC
--11/17/08  Prostitution: To Legalize Or Not; Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--11/12/08  Overlaps of Prostitution, Migration and Human Trafficking; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Berne, Switzerland
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery and Strategies for the Future; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Promising Practices in International Programming Conference; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Ruchira Gupta, Founder President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide ; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Adeyemi Oshodi, World Hope International; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Blair Burns, International Justice Mission; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Jesse Eaves, World Vision US; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Tuyet Duong, Boat People SOS; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/28/08  Success Against Slavery: Strategies for the Future & Promising Practices in International Programming; Richard Hoffman, Brazil Country Representative, Catholic Relief Services; Remarks at the Roundtable Hosted by the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives and the U.S. Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--10/06/08  Modern-Day Slavery; Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; The Washington Times; Washington, DC
--10/02/08  Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the American Bar Association National Training Institute on Civil Remedies for Human Trafficking Victims; Washington, DC
--10/02/08  Preparation for World Congress III Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the U.S. Canadian Consultations to Prepare for World Congress III Against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents; Arlington, VA
--09/22/08  Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Keynote Address at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims at the Department of Health and Human Services; Washington, DC
--09/17/08  "Missing Girls" in Asia: Magnitudes, Implications, and Possible Responses; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the American Enterprise Institute; Washington, DC
--09/16/08  Child Trafficking and Labor Prevention Programs; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at InterAction; Washington, DC 
--09/16/08  Child Trafficking and Child Labor Preventative Programs; Charlotte (Charlie) Ponticelli, Deputy Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor; Remarks at InterAction; Washington, DC
--09/09/08  Say No to Slave-Made Products; Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Guest Columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Washington, DC 
--07/10/08  The Profits of Pimping: Abolishing Sex Trafficking in the United States; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Hudson Institute; Washington, DC
--06/04/08  Briefing on the Release of the Eighth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--06/04/08  Secretary Rice's Remarks at the Release of the Eighth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--06/04/08  Trafficking in Persons Report 2008 Foreign Press Center Briefing; Ambassador Mark Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; Foreign Press Center Briefing; Washington, DC -- Official Transcript -- View Video
--05/14/08  Slavery and Supply Chains: What Businesses Can Do To Fight Human Trafficking; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Council on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
--05/07/08  Closing the Window of Vulnerability: Preventing Human Trafficking of Migrant Laborers; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks to the American Society of International Law; Washington, DC
--04/30/08  Policy Podcast: Trafficking in Persons
--03/25/08  Promising Practices and Public Private Partnerships: The Path Forward To Combat Human Trafficking; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Promising Practices and Public Private Partnerships Symposium; Washington, DC
--03/03/08  A Struggle for Survival: Trafficking of North Korean Women; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Washington, DC
--02/19/08  Engaging Business: Addressing Forced Labor; Mark P. Lagon,  Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Hosted by The Coca-Cola Company; One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia
--02/13/08  UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; National Statement for UN GIFT; Austria Center, Vienna
--02/05/08  Fighting Demand for Sex Trafficking; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Hudson Institute; Washington, DC

2007
--12/10/07  The Impact of 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking on Development; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; World Bank, Preston Auditorium; Washington, DC
--12/03/07  Governing Justly and Combating Human Trafficking: The Linkages; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Freedom House-SAIS "Human Trafficking and Freedom" Event; Washington, DC
--11/16/07  Bidder's Conference: International Programs Section Overview; Jane Nady Sigmon, PhD, Senior Coordinator for International Programs, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--11/16/07  Opening Remarks at Bidder's Conference; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--11/14/07  Combating Human Trafficking; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks Before the New York County Lawyer's Association ; Washington, DC
--10/31/07  Trafficking in China; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Congressional Human Rights Caucus Briefing; Washington, DC
--10/24/07  Compassion in Action Roundtable on Human Trafficking; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at White House Roundtable; Washington, DC
--10/17/07  Leadership and the Fight To Abolish Modern Day Slavery; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks to the Congressional Youth Leadership Conference; Washington, DC
--10/11/07  Combating Trafficking for Forced Labor Purposes in the OSCE Region; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Hearing Before the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Washington, DC
--10/03/07  Protecting Migrants From Trafficking and Forced Labor; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the UNGA Panel; U.S. Mission to the UN, New York, NY
--09/14/07  2007 National Conference on Human Trafficking; Mark Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Videotaped Remarks; Video Footage from "Dreams Die Hard" used courtesy of Free the Slaves and Peggy Callahan; Washington, DC
--09/13/07  "DEMAND" and Sex Trafficking ; Mark P. Lagon,  Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Shared Hope International's Press Release of "DEMAND" at the National Press Club; Washington, DC
--09/12/07  Trafficking in Persons: How To Care for Survivors; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Remarks at the Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking Press Conference Release of the "Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors" at the National Press Club; Washington, DC
--07/17/07  In Modern Bondage: An International Perspective on Human Trafficking in the 21st Century; Laura J. Lederer, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons, Office for Democracy and Global Affairs; Remarks at the Federal Acquisition Regulation Compliance Training for Government Contractors; Washington, DC
--07/09/07  Remarks at Swearing-in Ceremony; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Benjamin Franklin Room, State Department; Washington, DC
--06/12/07  Release of the Seventh Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--06/12/07  Release of the Seventh Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons; Briefing: Release of the 2007 Trafficking in Persons Report; Washington, DC
--05/09/07  U.S. Efforts To End Modern-Day Slavery; Mark P. Lagon, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Washington, DC
--03/06/07  Interview Regarding Domestic Servitude (Segment One); Mark Taylor, Senior Coordinator for Reports; Interview With Kate Ryan of WTOP Radio; Washington, DC
--03/06/07  Interview Regarding Domestic Servitude (Segment Two); Mark Taylor, Senior Coordinator for Reports; Interview With Kate Ryan of WTOP Radio; Washington, DC

2006
--12/19/06  Salute to the Abolitionists Ending Modern-Day Slavery; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--12/15/06  A Statement on Human Trafficking-Related Language; Ambassador John R. Miller, Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking In Persons; Washington, DC
--06/05/06  2006 Trafficking in Persons Report; Ambassador John Miller, Ambassador at Large on International Slavery; Washington, DC
--06/05/06  On-The-Record Briefing by Ambassador John R. Miller, Ambassador-at-Large on International Slavery, on Release of the Sixth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report
--06/05/06  Release of the Sixth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--06/01/06  U.S. Focusing on Preventing Human Trafficking, Protecting Victims; Ellen Sauerbrey,  Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Press Roundtable at the U.S. Mission to the European Union; Brussels, Belgium
--03/06/06  Combating Human Trafficking in China: Domestic and International Efforts; John R. Miller, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons; Testimony before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China; Washington, DC
--02/23/06  Sexual Exploitation and Abuse at the Hands of UN Peacekeepers: Translating Outrage into Action; Ambassador John R. Bolton, U.S. Representative to the United Nations; Statement in the Security Council; New York, NY
--02/15/06  Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime; John R. Miller, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons; Remarks to Organization of American States Special Committee on Transnational Organized Crime; Washington, DC

2005
--11/15/05  Involving International Finance Institutions in the Fight Against Slavery; John R. Miller, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons; Remarks to the International Development Bank; Washington, DC
--10/30/05  Trafficking in Persons: A Global Challenge; Laura J. Lederer, Senior Advisor on Trafficking, Office for Democracy and Global Affairs; Remarks to Jewish Council for Public Affairs; New York, NY
--06/27/05  Global and Regional Trends in Trafficking in Persons; J. Kelly Ryan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration; Remarks toBali Process Workshop, "Developing a Coordinated Inter-Agency National Plan to Eradicate Trafficking in Persons"; Tokyo, Japan
--06/03/05  Release of the Fifth Annual Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report; Secretary Condoleezza Rice; Washington, DC
--06/03/05  Release of the Fifth Annual Trafficking in Persons Report; Ambassador John R. Miller, Senior Advisor on Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC
--05/04/05  Human Trafficking in Massachusetts; Laura J. Lederer, Senior Advisor on Trafficking, Office for Global Affairs; Remarks at Massachusetts State House Regarding Legislation Proposed by Senator Mark Montigny Massachusetts State Senate; Boston, Massachusetts
--03/08/05  Commission on the Status of Women; Laura J. Lederer, Senor Advisor on Trafficking, Office for Global Affairs; Remarks at NGO Briefing on U.S. Government International Response to Trafficking; Washington, DC
--01/07/05  Special Message on Protecting Child Tsunami Victims ; John R. Miller, Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; Washington, DC

  
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