Presidential Determination With Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons, 62435-62437 [2015-26496]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Presidential Documents 62435 Presidential Documents Presidential Determination No. 2016–01 of October 5, 2015 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 (the ‘‘Act’’) (22 U.S.C. 7107), 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, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, South Sudan, Venezuela, Yemen, and Zimbabwe not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, 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 Eritrea, Russia, and Syria not to provide certain funding for those countries’ governments for FY 2016, 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, Belarus, Belize, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Comoros, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Libya, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, and Thailand 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 Yemen, that a partial waiver to allow assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of International Military Education and Training, Foreign Military Financing, and Excess Defense Articles, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to South Sudan, that a partial waiver to allow assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, and Excess Defense Articles, 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 South Sudan, that a waiver to allow assistance to be provided pursuant to section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCO3.SGM 16OCO3 62436 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Presidential Documents 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 Eritrea, Russia, and Syria, 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 Equatorial Guinea, that a partial waiver to allow funding described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to build the capacity of countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases; deliver self-help to vulnerable individuals and communities; and support the participation of government employees or officials in young leader exchanges 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 Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, 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 continue humanitarian demining initiatives and support 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, and for programs that promote health, disease prevention, good governance, education, leadership, agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family planning and reproductive health, macroeconomic growth, and biodiversity and wildlife protection, and 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 mandates 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; asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS (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 anti-trafficking 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 and 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCO3.SGM 16OCO3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 200 / Friday, October 16, 2015 / Presidential Documents 62437 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. 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, October 5, 2015 [FR Doc. 2015–26496 Filed 10–15–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:19 Oct 15, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16OCO3.SGM 16OCO3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 4710–10–P

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                Presidential Determination No. 2016-01 of October 5, 
                2015

                
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 (the ``Act'') (22 U.S.C. 7107), 
                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, Equatorial 
                Guinea, Iran, South Sudan, Venezuela, Yemen, and 
                Zimbabwe not to provide certain funding for those 
                countries' governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, 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 Eritrea, 
                Russia, and Syria not to provide certain funding for 
                those countries' governments for FY 2016, 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, Belarus, Belize, Burundi, 
                the Central African Republic, Comoros, the Gambia, 
                Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Libya, Marshall Islands, 
                Mauritania, and Thailand 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 Yemen, that a partial waiver to 
                allow assistance and programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of 
                International Military Education and Training, Foreign 
                Military Financing, and Excess Defense Articles, 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 South Sudan, that a partial waiver 
                to allow assistance and programs described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with the exception of 
                Foreign Military Financing, Foreign Military Sales, and 
                Excess Defense Articles, 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 South Sudan, that a waiver to 
                allow assistance to be provided pursuant to section 
                1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
                Fiscal Year 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

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                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 Eritrea, Russia, and Syria, 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 Equatorial Guinea, that a partial 
                waiver to allow funding described in section 
                110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to build the capacity of 
                countries to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious 
                diseases; deliver self-help to vulnerable individuals 
                and communities; and support the participation of 
                government employees or officials in young leader 
                exchanges 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 Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, 
                Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen, 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 
                continue humanitarian demining initiatives and support 
                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, and for programs 
                that promote health, disease prevention, good 
                governance, education, leadership, agriculture and food 
                security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family 
                planning and reproductive health, macroeconomic growth, 
                and biodiversity and wildlife protection, and 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 
                mandates 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 anti-trafficking 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 and 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

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                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.

                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, October 5, 2015

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