Washington (GIDSS.com) - U.S President Donald J Trump declared January 2018 National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, aimed at eradicating the modern slavery that affects almost 25 millions people worldwide. During the speech, Trump also vowed to bring human traffickers around the world to justice.
Trump signed an Executive Order to dismantle transnational criminal organizations, including those who support such a crime. Also, Trump has authorized a special task force to monitor and combat trafficking in persons, which is made up of 15 agencies across the federal government assigned to accommodate the U.S government’s efforts. This distinctive body has strengthened partnership with business, other countries, and survivors of human trafficking.
The President highlighted that it will take comprehensive, whole-of-government efforts to handle all aspects of human trafficking.