June 21, 2019 | PR 06/19
KAMPALA, Uganda – The U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (JTIP) launched the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report on June 20. Uganda remains a Tier 2 country, in recognition of the Government of Uganda’s efforts to address trafficking in persons, while also recognizing the ongoing challenges with implementation of Uganda’s robust trafficking laws.
The 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report is grounded in information obtained from Government of Uganda officials as well as civil society organizations involved in anti-trafficking activities. These groups are at the forefront of the push to eliminate trafficking in persons. U.S. Mission Uganda commends these groups and individuals for their work in sensitizing the public, training border agents, prosecuting perpetrators, and providing support to victims of trafficking. Trafficking in persons remains a serious problem that requires greater multi-sector engagement. The United States remains committed to supporting Uganda’s anti-trafficking efforts, including through ongoing efforts in strengthening the investigative and prosecutorial processes.
This publicly available report is an important resource in documenting the scope of trafficking in persons in Uganda and worldwide, and is available at https://www.state.gov/reports/2019-trafficking-in-persons-report-2/uganda/.
For more information, contact:
Nanyonga Dorothy, Information Assistant, U.S. Mission Uganda