National Strategy and Action Plan Against Human Trafficking (2024 onwards)

​Following the research and consultative phase that the Unit is presently conducting, the new National Strategy and Action Plan against Human Trafficking will represent the next step in the reform process in the area of human trafficking.

To improve the work being done in the field, the Strategy will streamline all ongoing activities as well as recommendations given by European and international agencies. The primary objectives of the Strategy are to formally establish a national referral mechanism, build a system for data gathering, and establish the required reporting framework. The Strategy must also include attainable measures to achieve more focused outcomes, such as training, campaigns to raise awareness, the sharing of best practices, and so on.

The 4Ps—Prevention, Protection, Prosecution, and Partnership—will serve as the foundation for the Strategy's pillars, which will also take a human rights-focused, gender-sensitive, interdisciplinary, and cross-sectoral approach. It will bring together all government ministries not only to increase awareness, but also to identify means to collaborate in the fight against this crime.

An Anti-Trafficking Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) comprising representatives from each Ministry must be established for this purpose. The IMC shall be responsible with identifying and implementing measurable actions within their purview and collaborating on shared challenges. This will guarantee that the government complies effectively and comprehensively with its commitments under international and European law.