Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 64431-64433 [06-9027]

Download as PDF 64431 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 211 Wednesday, November 1, 2006 Title 3— Presidential Determination No. 2006–25 of September 26, 2006 The President Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments’ Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons Memorandum for the Secretary of State Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Division A of Public Law 106–386), as amended, (the ‘‘Act’’), I hereby: • Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to Burma, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for fiscal year 2007, until such government complies with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; • Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, and Syria, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for fiscal year 2007, until such government complies with the minimum standards or makes significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; • Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(3) of the Act, concerning the determinations of the Secretary of State with respect to Belize and Laos; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Iran, that funding for educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act that include educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, journalists, economists, or sports or cultural figures would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Saudi Arabia, that provision to Saudi Arabia of all programs, projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Sudan, that provision to Sudan of all programs, projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Syria, that funding for educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1) (A)(ii) of the Act that include educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, journalists, economists, or sports or cultural figures would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Uzbekistan, that provision to Uzbekistan of all programs, projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Oct 31, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\01NOO0.SGM 01NOO0 64432 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 1, 2006 / Presidential Documents • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Venezuela, for all programs, projects, or activities of assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, or for strengthening the democratic process, including strengthening political parties and supporting electoral observation and monitoring and related programs, or for public diplomacy, that provision to Venezuela of the assistance described in sections 110(d) (1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, for all programs, projects, or activities of assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, for the promotion of health or good governance, or which would have a significant adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, that provision to Zimbabwe of the assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; • Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, that assistance to Venezuela or Zimbabwe described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act that: (1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total benefit to Venezuela or Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, project, or activity; or (2) has as its primary objective the addressing of basic human needs, as defined by the Department of the Treasury with respect to other, existing legislative mandates concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral development banks; or (3) is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by the United States Government; or (4) has as its primary objective the improvement of the country’s legal system, including in areas that impact the country’s ability to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of a country’s anti-trafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; or (5) in engaging a government, international organization, or civil society organization, and that seeks as its primary objective(s) to: (a) increase efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons crimes; (b) increase protection for victims of trafficking through better screening, identification, rescue/removal, aftercare (shelter, counseling) training and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention efforts through education and awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of trafficking or training and economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with RULES The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided herewith. 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The President





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Presidential Determination No. 2006-25 of September 26, 2006--
Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts 
Regarding Trafficking in Persons



Presidential Determination No. 2007-1 of October 11, 2006--Presidential 
Determination on FY 2007 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorizations 
of In-Country Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 and 101(a)(42), 
respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and Determination 
Pursuant to Section 2(b)(2) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance 
Act, as Amended



Presidential Determination No. 2007-2 of October 13, 2006--Presidential 
Determination on Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions 
Regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Office


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 1, 2006 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Presidential Determination No. 2006-25 of September 26, 
                2006

                
Presidential Determination With Respect to 
                Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in 
                Persons

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State

                Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims 
                Protection Act of 2000 (Division A of Public Law 106-
                386), as amended, (the ``Act''), I hereby:

                 Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to Burma, 
                Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding 
                for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2007, 
                until such government complies with the minimum 
                standards or makes significant efforts to bring itself 
                into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary 
                of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to 
                section 110(b) of the Act;

                 Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, the 
                Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Iran, and Syria, 
                not to provide certain funding for those countries' 
                governments for fiscal year 2007, until such government 
                complies with the minimum standards or makes 
                significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as 
                may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report 
                to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act;

                 Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(3) of the Act, concerning the determinations of 
                the Secretary of State with respect to Belize and Laos;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Iran, that funding for 
                educational and cultural exchange programs described in 
                section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act that include 
                educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, 
                journalists, economists, or sports or cultural figures 
                would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise 
                in the national interest of the United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Saudi Arabia, that 
                provision to Saudi Arabia of all programs, projects, or 
                activities of assistance described in sections 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would 
                promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the 
                national interest of the United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Sudan, that provision to 
                Sudan of all programs, projects, or activities of 
                assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 
                110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of 
                the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
                United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Syria, that funding for 
                educational and cultural exchange programs described in 
                section 110(d)(1) (A)(ii) of the Act that include 
                educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, 
                journalists, economists, or sports or cultural figures 
                would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise 
                in the national interest of the United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Uzbekistan, that provision 
                to Uzbekistan of all programs, projects, or activities 
                of assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 
                110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of 
                the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
                United States;

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                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Venezuela, for all 
                programs, projects, or activities of assistance for 
                victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
                trafficking, or for strengthening the democratic 
                process, including strengthening political parties and 
                supporting electoral observation and monitoring and 
                related programs, or for public diplomacy, that 
                provision to Venezuela of the assistance described in 
                sections 110(d) (1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act 
                for such programs, projects, or activities would 
                promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the 
                national interest of the United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, for all programs, 
                projects, or activities of assistance for victims of 
                trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, 
                for the promotion of health or good governance, or 
                which would have a significant adverse effect on 
                vulnerable populations if suspended, that provision to 
                Zimbabwe of the assistance described in sections 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such 
                programs, projects, or activities would promote the 
                purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national 
                interest of the United States;

                 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) 
                of the Act, that assistance to Venezuela or Zimbabwe 
                described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act that:

(1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total 
benefit to Venezuela or Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total 
value of such program, project, or activity; or

(2) has as its primary objective the addressing of basic human needs, as 
defined by the Department of the Treasury with respect to other, existing 
legislative mandates concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral 
development banks; or

(3) is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being 
implemented bilaterally by the United States Government; or

(4) has as its primary objective the improvement of the country's legal 
system, including in areas that impact the country's ability to investigate 
and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of a 
country's anti-trafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; or

(5) in engaging a government, international organization, or civil society 
organization, and that seeks as its primary objective(s) to: (a) increase 
efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons crimes; (b) 
increase protection for victims of trafficking through better screening, 
identification, rescue/removal, aftercare (shelter, counseling) training 
and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention efforts through education and 
awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of trafficking or training and 
economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to 
trafficking

                would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise 
                in the national interest of the United States.

                The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act 
                is provided herewith.

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                You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this 
                determination to the Congress and to publish it in the 
                Federal Register. 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, September 26, 2006.

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