US anti-trafficking envoy set to visit Taiwan: AIT


TAIPEI, Taiwan — Luis CdeBaca, ambassador-at-large of the United States Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, is scheduled to visit Taiwan Nov. 20-23, the U.S. representative office in Taiwan said in a press release yesterday.

The ambassador will meet with Taiwan government officials and local non-government organizations (NGOs) to exchange views on working together to end trafficking in persons, said the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

Taiwan was listed in “Tier 1” — the highest level — in the 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report, which was published by the U.S. Department of State in June, because of Taiwan’s full compliance with the minimum standard for the elimination of trafficking.

CdeBaca was appointed by U.S. President Barack Obama in May 2009 to direct the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and to coordinate U.S. government activities in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery.