March 21, 2023

North Korea makes US human trafficking blacklist for third straight year

DPRK one of 11 countries named as state sponsor of forced labor and trafficking in annual State Department report

North Korea remains on a short list of countries that are the worst offenders in human trafficking and forced labor, an annual report by the U.S. State Department released Tuesday states.

The DPRK is one of 11 governments with a state-sponsored “policy or pattern” of trafficking, making the blacklist for the third straight year, according to the 2022 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report.