GLO.ACT supports the elaboration and launch of the 3 rd National Action Plan against Trafficking in Persons

Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil - 10 August 2018 -  On 5 July 2018, the Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants ( GLO.ACT) supported the National Secretariat of Justice in launching the 3rd National Action Plan against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). This four-year plan will run from 2018 until 2022 and inaugurates the third cycle of Brazil's public policy against TIP. The plan includes 58 targets across six thematic areas: policy management, information management, capacity building, accountability, victim assistance, public awareness and prevention.

During the launch event, Mr. Herbert Barros, National Secretary of Citizenship said, "The purpose of the 3 rd National Action Plan is to work on its thematic areas in a comprehensive manner. There is a strong focus on the prevention and the suppression of this crime, holding its perpetrators to account and ensuring adequate support for victims. The actors involved, especially the Ministry of Human Rights and the Ministry of Justice, will implement actions at the federal, state, municipal and district levels, with the support of civil society and international organizations." While the National Secretary of Justice, Mr. Luiz Pontel, explained "Our challenge now is to strengthen the national network for dealing with TIP and the national anti-trafficking committee - government and nongovernmental organizations, together with civil society, which support the implementation of the plan."

The Ambassador of the European Union in Brazil, Mr. João Gomes Cravinho congratulated the Brazilian government in making progress in the fight against TIP, and acknowledged during his speech that: "Brazil's participatory process in the elaboration of national policies and plans against TIP, carried out in collaboration and cooperation with other key stakeholders, recognizes that confronting human trafficking requires the commitment of all. Therefore, the collaboration and the participatory process that Brazil has initiated in the past, and which continues with the elaboration of the 3 rd National Action Plan, strengthens the implementation of public policies by focusing on coordination and cooperation between federal government, states, and society."

The launch event was attended by the Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mr. Gilson Libório, the National Secretary of Citizenship of the Ministry of Human Rights, Mr. Herbert Barros, the Ambassador of the European Union in Brazil, Mr. João Gomes Cravinho, and the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Brazil (UNODC), Mr. Rafael Franzini. Civil society institutions that participate in the National Committee to combat Trafficking in Persons were also involved and recognized.

The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT) is a four-year (2015-2019), €11 million joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The project is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). GLO.ACT aims to provide assistance to governmental authorities and civil society organizations across 13 strategically selected countries: Belarus, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Pakistan, South Africa, Ukraine.  GLO.ACT works with the 13 countries to plan and implement strategic national counter-trafficking and counter smuggling efforts through a prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships approach. It supports the development of more effective responses to trafficking and smuggling, including providing assistance to victims of trafficking and vulnerable migrants through the strengthening of identification, referral, and direct support mechanisms.

To learn more about the 3rd National Action Plan click here

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Fernanda Patricia Fuentes Munoz

National Project Officer

Liaison and Partnership Office in Brazil

Email: fernanda.fuentes@unodc.org

https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/glo-act/

Email: glo.act@un.org

Twitter: @glo_act