Liberia upgraded by United States Department of State Trafficking In Persons Report

Minister of Labour, Moses Yarkpazuo Kollie and Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia

The United States has upgraded Liberia’s state of trafficking in person in the 2020 TIP report released recently; this disclosure was made today, June 26, 2020 by the Minister of Labour, Moses Yarkpazuo Kollie who is also Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia.

Read below statement released by the Minister on this latest report on TIP

I am excited to announce that Liberia has graduated from “Tier-2” watch list of US Government’s monitoring system on Trafficking In Persons (TIP)

As chairman of the National Anti Human Trafficking Taskforce,I am excited about the efforts of H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, President of Liberia,for his continued supports in combating all forms of human trafficking in Liberia.

Through this medium also,I appreciate the collective engagements of every member of the taskforce including,the Ministry of Labour (Chair), Ministry of Justice(Co. Chair) as well as, other Statutory members comprising of the, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Gender, Social and Children Protection,Ministry of Internal Affairs, Liberia National Police and the Liberia Immigration Service.

We want to also say,thanks to our strong partner,the United States Embassy accredited near Monrovia and also,other National and International partners including, the IDLO for their endless supports in helping us combat trafficking in persons.

We will continue the engaments until, Trafficking in Liberia is substantially minimized,if not abolished.

You can read below, publications from the US 2020 report as published on their Facebook page and official website.

“The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is pleased to release the 2020 Trafficking in Persons Country Report for Liberia and to announce that the Government of Liberia has demonstrated sufficient progress to be elevated to Tier 2 after three years on Tier 2 Watch List, as determined by the U.S. State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Learn more at:”

Source: Ministry of Labour

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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