Suva, Fiji – On July 2, the U.S. Department of State released the 2021 annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report for Fiji. The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) requires the Secretary of State to submit an annual TIP report to Congress. The goal of this report is to stimulate action and create partnerships around the world in the fight against trafficking in persons. The Department of State determined that while the Government of Fiji does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated overall increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period, considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its anti-trafficking capacity; therefore, Fiji was upgraded to Tier 2.
The United States applauds the efforts the Government of Fiji made in 2020 towards combatting trafficking in persons and looks forward to working with all the relevant stakeholders to continue forward momentum on the issue.
To view the country narrative for Fiji and other countries subject to the TVPA, please visit https://www.state.gov/trafficking-in-persons-report/ .
For more information:
Regional Public Diplomacy Office
U.S. Embassy Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu
(679) 331 – 4466
You can also visit our website at http://www.usaid.gov/pacific-islands.