Presidential Determination With Respect To Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking In Persons, 48365-48367 [E9-23092]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Presidential Documents 48365 Presidential Documents Presidential Determination No. 2009–29 of September 14, 2009 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, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK), and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for fiscal year 2010, 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, Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, and Syria, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for fiscal year 2010, 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 determination of the Secretary of State with respect to Swaziland; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Chad, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritania, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan, that provision to these countries’ governments 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 Burma, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to combat infectious disease would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCO2 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Eritrea, that a partial waiver to allow funding for participation by government officials and employees in educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Fiji, that a partial waiver to allow funding for participation by government officials and employees in educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Iran, that a partial waiver to allow funding for participation by government officials and employees in educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SEO2.SGM 23SEO2 48366 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Presidential Documents Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Syria, that a partial waiver to allow funding for participation by government officials and employees in educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, the promotion of health, good governance, education, agriculture, poverty reduction, livelihoods, or family planning, or which would have a significant adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, 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 Eritrea, Fiji, and Zimbabwe, described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act: (1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total benefit to Eritrea, Fiji, 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 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCO2 (5) is engaging a government, international organization, or civil society organization, and 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SEO2.SGM 23SEO2 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / Presidential Documents 48367 The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided herewith. You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, September 14, 2009. [FR Doc. E9–23092 Filed 9–22–09; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Sep 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\23SEO2.SGM 23SEO2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with PRESDOCO2 Billing code 4710–10–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 183 (Wednesday, September 23, 2009)]
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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 183 / Wednesday, September 23, 2009 / 
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                Presidential Determination No. 2009-29 of September 14, 
                2009

                
 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, the 
                Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK), and 
                Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those 
                countries' governments for fiscal year 2010, 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, 
                Eritrea, Fiji, Iran, and Syria, not to provide certain 
                funding for those countries' governments for fiscal 
                year 2010, 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 determination of the Secretary 
                of State with respect to Swaziland;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Chad, Kuwait, Malaysia, 
                Mauritania, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, and 
                Sudan, that provision to these countries' governments 
                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 Burma, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to combat infectious disease 
                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 Eritrea, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for participation by government officials 
                and employees in educational and cultural exchange 
                programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Fiji, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for participation by government officials 
                and employees in educational and cultural exchange 
                programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Iran, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for participation by government officials 
                and employees in educational and cultural exchange 
                programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Syria, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for participation by government officials 
                and employees in educational and cultural exchange 
                programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 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 Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims 
                of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
                trafficking, the promotion of health, good governance, 
                education, agriculture, poverty reduction, livelihoods, 
                or family planning, or which would have a significant 
                adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, 
                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 Eritrea, Fiji, and Zimbabwe, 
                described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act:

(1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total 
benefit to Eritrea, Fiji, 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) is engaging a government, international organization, or civil society 
organization, and 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.

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

                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 14, 2009.

[FR Doc. E9-23092
Filed 9-22-09; 8:45 am]
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