"The 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report marks the 10th anniversary of key milestones in the fight against modern slavery. In 2000, the United States enacted the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), and the United Nations adopted the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, also known as the Palermo Protocol. Since then, the world has made great strides in combating this ultimate exploitation -- both in terms of what we know about this crime and how we respond. The Palermo Protocol focused the attention of the global community on combating human trafficking. For the first time, an international instrument called for the criminalization of all acts of trafficking -- including forced labor, slavery, and slaverylike practices -- and that governmental response should incorporate the '3P' paradigm: prevention, criminal prosecution, and victim protection."
U.S. Department of State: http://www.state.gov