Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Federated States of Micronesia
|Publisher||United States Department of State|
|Publication Date||24 February 2010|
|Cite as||United States Department of State, Trafficking in Persons Interim Assessment - Federated States of Micronesia, 24 February 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4b8e7a7823.html [accessed 23 October 2014]|
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[From the introductory text accompanying this report on the U.S. Department of State website: "In most cases, the Interim Assessment is intended to serve as a tool by which to gauge the anti-trafficking progress of countries that may be in danger of slipping a tier in the upcoming June 2010 TIP Report and to give them guidance on how to avoid a Tier 3 ranking. It is a tightly focused progress report, assessing the concrete actions a government has taken to address the key deficiencies highlighted in the June 2009 TIP Report. The Interim Assessment covers actions undertaken between the beginning of May – the cutoff for data covered in the June TIP Report – and November. Readers are requested to refer to the annual TIP Report for an analysis of large-scale efforts and a description of the trafficking problem in each particular country or territory."]
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia has made no discernable progress in combating trafficking in persons since the release of the 2009 TIP Report. The government has not taken steps towards development or enactment of legislation that prohibits trafficking crimes. The government has not conducted campaigns to educate the public about the dangers of trafficking. Moreover, the government did not monitor the practices of overseas employment recruiters or investigate recruiters who may be involved in trafficking. The government did not improve victim support mechanisms.