Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will convene the 2024 meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) at 2:00pm EST on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. This will be the third PITF meeting of the Biden-Harris Administration.
The PITF is a cabinet-level entity that coordinates federal government efforts to prevent and respond to human trafficking. During the meeting, senior White House officials and principals from 20 participating federal agencies will highlight key efforts to address all forms of human trafficking, as well as announce upcoming initiatives in support of the President’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking. A member of the presidentially appointed U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, which provides a formal platform for trafficking survivors to advise and make recommendations on federal anti-trafficking policies, will also speak about the Council’s recent report.
The Secretary will also honor the recipients of the 2023 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons. The award recognizes the dedication and efforts of individuals or organizations in preventing human trafficking, prosecuting traffickers, and protecting and partnering with survivors.