National Secretary of Justice evaluates actions of the II National Plan to Tackle Trafficking in Persons

Paulo Abrão (SNJ) and Rafael Franzini (UNODC)

Brasília, 04 February, 2015 - The Ministry of Justice, through the National Secretariat of Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), launches the first evaluation of the II National Plan to Tackle Human Trafficking.

As a conclusion of his term as secretary, Paulo Abrão, National Secretary of Justice, assesses the national strategy adopted to address trafficking in persons.

In a press conference held at the UNODC office, it was presented the document containing analysis and an evaluation of the monitoring system and the progress of the II NPCTP 115 goals and 14 activities, developed over the last 19 months.

The assessment evaluates the progress and difficulties faced by the agencies to achieve their goals, which allows the adoption of strategies for better implementation of II NPCTP, for the next two years of its term, hold until 2016.

Trafficking in Persons is configured, currently, as a global problem, with a transnational, multidimensional and multifaceted phenomenon and it is considered one of the most serious violations of human rights. In order to tackle it, the Brazilian state has taken an important step, in February 2013, with the approval of the II National Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons (II NPCTP) and the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Group for monitoring and evaluation. This group meets every four months to report and assess the actions of the bodies that have targets to be met in that plan.

This assessment is based on the first four progress reports produced by the Inter-Ministerial Group for monitoring and evaluation of the II NPCTP, composed of 17 ministries, in a total of 25 federal agencies.

The 115 targets in the II NPCTP were evaluated in four categories: excellent, good, bad and very bad, with 54 goals considered with excellent progress, 28 with good progress, 12 with a bad progress and only two with very bad progress. With the results, it was possible to identify which targets the federal government should move forward and which should receive special attention in the next two years of the plan.

The analysis of the 14 activities foreseen in the II NPCTP demonstrated that the evaluation was positive and that the II NPCTP is with progress of 81.8% of the general average, the equivalent of an excellent and good intermediate advance in the implementation of the plan.

To learn more about the goals and activities evaluated of the II NPCTP and actions already developed so far, click here .

In addition to the assessment of two years of implementation of II NPCTP, two other documents were released on Friday. The first document is the Second Semi-Annual Report of Activities of the Network Centres to Combat Trafficking in Persons (CCTP) and of the Humane Service to Migrant Advanced Posts (HSMAP) which reports the main activities carried out from July to December 2014 in the state, municipal and district level, focusing on the prevention of trafficking in persons and assistance to victims and family.

The second document is the Collection Books on Trafficking in Persons. Thematic books were consolidated as a collection of scientific papers that purport to reflect on trafficking in persons through multiple prisms. Each volume collects new perceptions of the themes that guide and encourage thinking about the central theme, trafficking in persons. It will be presented the volumes 2 and 5 dealing with Migration and Trafficking in Persons and the Challenges to Combat Trafficking in Persons , respectively.

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