Ambassador-at-Large of the United States to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
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Incumbent
Vacant

since January 20, 2021
NominatorPresident of the United States
Inaugural holderNancy Ely-Raphel
Formation2001
WebsiteOffice to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The United States Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in the United States Department of State. The ambassador-at-large advises the United States Secretary of State and the Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights directly and formulates U.S. policy on human trafficking. As the head of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, this Ambassador also has the rank of Assistant Secretary.[1][2]

Nancy Ely-Raphel served as the first U.S. Ambassador-at-Large (2001–2002). She was followed by John R. Miller (2002–2006), Mark P. Lagon (2007–2009), Luis CdeBaca (2009-2014), Susan P. Coppedge (2015-2018) and John Cotton Richmond (2018-2021).

The Ambassadorship is currently vacant; the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons is led by the Acting Director, Principal Deputy Director Dr. Kari Johnstone.[3]

List of ambassadors

Image Name Appointment Left office President served under
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Nancy Ely-Raphel 2001 2002 George W. Bush
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John R. Miller 2002 December 15, 2006 George W. Bush
Lagon at a Compassion in Action Roundtable on Human Trafficking at the White House in 2007.jpg
Mark P. Lagon January 20, 2009 George W. Bush
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Luis CdeBaca May 18, 2009 November 10, 2014 Barack Obama
Susan Coppedge 2015.jpg
Susan P. Coppedge October 19, 2015 October, 2018 Barack Obama
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John Cotton Richmond[4] October, 2018 January 20, 2021 Donald J. Trump
Vacant January 20, 2021 Joe Biden

References

  1. ^ "Assistant Secretaries and Equivalent Rank". January 20, 2009. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Department Organization Chart". March 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Kari Johnstone". United States Department of State. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  4. ^ John Cotton Richmond AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS