Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 62599-62601 [2011-26333]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / Presidential Documents 62599 Presidential Documents Presidential Determination No. 2011–18 of September 30, 2011 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 Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for Fiscal Year 2012, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves 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)(l)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK), Eritrea, Iran, Madagascar, and Venezuela, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for Fiscal Year 2012, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves 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; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Algeria, the Central African Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, and Yemen that provision to these countries’ governments of all programs, projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 110(d)(l)(A)(i)–(ii) and 110(d)(l)(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 support government labs and offices that work to combat infectious disease and to support government participation in nongovernmental organization-run civil society programs and Association of South East Asian Nations programs addressing vulnerable populations would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Cuba and Venezuela, that a partial waiver to allow funding for educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act that are related to democracy or the rule of law programming 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 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 the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, with the exception VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:44 Oct 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO1.SGM 11OCO1 62600 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / Presidential Documents of Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing, 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 Venezuela, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs designed to strengthen the democratic process in Venezuela 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 Equatorial Guinea, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs to study and combat the spread of infectious diseases and to advance sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity 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 Equatorial Guinea, that assistance described in section 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 Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(l)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, and for programs to support the promotion of health, good governance, education, agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family planning, and macroeconomic growth including anticorruption, and programs that 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; And determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Venezuela and Zimbabwe, that assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, which: (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 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS (4) has as its primary objective the improvement of Venezuela or Zimbabwe’s legal system, including in areas that impact Venezuela or Zimbabwe’s ability to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of its 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 or 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:44 Oct 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO1.SGM 11OCO1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / Presidential Documents 62601 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 30, 2011 [FR Doc. 2011–26333 Filed 10–7–11; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 07:44 Oct 07, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\11OCO1.SGM 11OCO1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 4710–10–P

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 196 (Tuesday, October 11, 2011)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62599-62601]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26333]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 76 , No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2011 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Presidential Determination No. 2011-18 of September 30, 
                2011

                
 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 Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, 
                and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those 
                countries' governments for Fiscal Year 2012, until such 
                governments comply with the minimum standards or make 
                significant efforts to bring themselves 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)(l)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, the 
                Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK), 
                Eritrea, Iran, Madagascar, and Venezuela, not to 
                provide certain funding for those countries' 
                governments for Fiscal Year 2012, until such 
                governments comply with the minimum standards or make 
                significant efforts to bring themselves 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;

                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Algeria, the Central African 
                Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, 
                Mauritania, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, 
                Sudan, Turkmenistan, and Yemen that provision to these 
                countries' governments of all programs, projects, or 
                activities of assistance described in sections 
                110(d)(l)(A)(i)-(ii) and 110(d)(l)(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 support government labs 
                and offices that work to combat infectious disease and 
                to support government participation in nongovernmental 
                organization-run civil society programs and Association 
                of South East Asian Nations programs addressing 
                vulnerable populations 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 Cuba and Venezuela, that a partial 
                waiver to allow funding for educational and cultural 
                exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) 
                of the Act that are related to democracy or the rule of 
                law programming 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 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 the Democratic Republic of the 
                Congo, that assistance and programs described in 
                section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, 
                with the exception

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                of Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military 
                Financing, 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 Venezuela, that a partial waiver 
                to allow funding for programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs designed 
                to strengthen the democratic process in Venezuela 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 Equatorial Guinea, that a partial 
                waiver to allow funding for programs described in 
                section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to support programs 
                to study and combat the spread of infectious diseases 
                and to advance sustainable natural resource management 
                and biodiversity 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 Equatorial Guinea, that assistance 
                described in section 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 Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for programs described in section 
                110(d)(l)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims 
                of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
                trafficking, and for programs to support the promotion 
                of health, good governance, education, agriculture and 
                food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family 
                planning, and macroeconomic growth including 
                anticorruption, and programs that 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;

                And determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Venezuela and Zimbabwe, that 
                assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the 
                Act, which:

                    (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 
                Venezuela or Zimbabwe's legal system, including in 
                areas that impact Venezuela or Zimbabwe's ability to 
                investigate and prosecute trafficking cases or 
                otherwise improve implementation of its 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 or 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.

[[Page 62601]]

                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 30, 2011

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