2014 Global Trafficking in Persons Report – Accession of Switzerland to Tier 1

On June 20, 2014, the State Department released its 2014 Global Trafficking in Persons Report. The U.S. Embassy in Bern is pleased to announce that Switzerland’s status has changed from Tier 2 to Tier 1.

The change reflects Switzerland’s continued commitment to combating human trafficking which is evidenced in the Swiss government’s ongoing efforts to protect victims of trafficking, to prosecute traffickers, and to raise public awareness on issues related to trafficking in persons. Switzerland, which is mainly a destination country for human trafficking, has also continually increased its collaboration with other countries to prevent trafficking.

More information on: http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2014/index.htm