Thailand to send progress report on human trafficking suppression to US


Bangkok – The Social Development and Human Security Minister, Gen. Anantaporn Kanjanarat, has expressed confidence that Thailand will send a clearer and more concrete progress report on anti-human trafficking operations to the United States this year.

Gen. Anantaporn chaired a meeting of the ad hoc subcommittee on regulating and monitoring the prevention and suppression of human trafficking on Monday. The meeting was held to follow up on the implementation of the government’s anti-human trafficking measures, which have yielded concrete results.

Gen. Anantaporn said the Thai and English versions of the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report had been submitted to the Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha and the US Embassy in Bangkok.

The meeting also discussed Thailand’s anti-human trafficking measures and related activities being rolled out between January and March this year. They focus on three aspects: prosecution, protection, and prevention.

In addition, the meeting covered statistics related to human trafficking, past achievements of the current administration, the enforcement of the Labor Protection Act, the development of a mobile application to assist human trafficking victims, and the improvement of migrant workers’ management.

The next progress report will be submitted to the US this April. Thailand’s anti-human trafficking approach has been revised according to the US 11-point guideline.