Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 57699-57701 [2014-23170]

Download as PDF 57699 Federal Register Presidential Documents Vol. 79, No. 187 Friday, September 26, 2014 Title 3— Presidential Determination No. 2014–16 of September 18, 2014 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) (the ‘‘Act’’), I hereby: Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, 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)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, Eritrea, and Syria, not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for FY 2015, 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, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Yemen, that provision to these countries’ governments of all programs, projects, or activities described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i)– (ii) 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 the DRC, that provision of assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, with the exception of Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing for the army of the DRC, 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 DRC, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs to be provided pursuant to section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 (Public Law 113–66), to the extent that such programs would otherwise be restricted by 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 Venezuela, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act 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 Cuba, Syria, and Eritrea, 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; 57700 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Presidential Documents Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, that a partial waiver to allow funding described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to advance sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity and to support the participation of government employees or officials in young leader 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 Syria and 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)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, programs to support the promotion of health, good governance, education, leadership, agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family planning, macroeconomic growth including anti-corruption, biodiversity and wildlife protection, 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 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 Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, project, or activity; 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 provision concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral development banks; 3. is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by the United States Government; 4. has as its primary objective the improvement of Zimbabwe’s legal system, including in areas that impact Zimbabwe’s ability to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of its antitrafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; 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 in persons or training and economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking; or 6. is targeted macroeconomic assistance from the International Monetary Fund that strengthens the macroeconomic management capacity of Zimbabwe, 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. Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / Presidential Documents 57701 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 18, 2014 [FR Doc. 2014–23170 Filed 9–25–14; 8:45 am] Billing code 4710–10

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 187 / Friday, September 26, 2014 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Presidential Determination No. 2014-16 of September 18, 
                2014

                
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) (the ``Act''), I hereby:

                Make the determination provided in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to the 
                Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Democratic 
                Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Iran, 
                Russia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain 
                funding for those countries' governments for Fiscal 
                Year (FY) 2015, 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)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, 
                Eritrea, and Syria, not to provide certain funding for 
                those countries' governments for FY 2015, 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, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Libya, 
                Malaysia, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, 
                Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Yemen, that provision to 
                these countries' governments of all programs, projects, 
                or activities described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i)-
                (ii) 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 the DRC, that provision of 
                assistance and programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, with the 
                exception of Foreign Military Sales and Foreign 
                Military Financing for the army of the DRC, 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 DRC, that a partial waiver to 
                allow funding for programs to be provided pursuant to 
                section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
                for FY 2014 (Public Law 113-66), to the extent that 
                such programs would otherwise be restricted by 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 Venezuela, that a partial waiver 
                to allow funding for programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act 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 Cuba, Syria, and Eritrea, 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;

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                Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the 
                Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, that a partial 
                waiver to allow funding described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to advance sustainable 
                natural resource management and biodiversity and to 
                support the participation of government employees or 
                officials in young leader 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 
                Syria and 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)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims 
                of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
                trafficking, programs to support the promotion of 
                health, good governance, education, leadership, 
                agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, 
                livelihoods, family planning, macroeconomic growth 
                including anti-corruption, biodiversity and wildlife 
                protection, 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 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 Zimbabwe does not 
                exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, 
                project, or activity;
                    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 
                provision concerning U.S. participation in the 
                multilateral development banks;
                    3. is complementary to or has similar policy 
                objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by 
                the United States Government;
                    4. has as its primary objective the improvement of 
                Zimbabwe's legal system, including in areas that impact 
                Zimbabwe's ability to investigate and prosecute 
                trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation 
                of its antitrafficking policy, regulations, or 
                legislation;
                    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 in persons or 
                training and economic empowerment of populations 
                clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking; or
                    6. is targeted macroeconomic assistance from the 
                International Monetary Fund that strengthens the 
                macroeconomic management capacity of Zimbabwe, 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 18, 2014

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