Congratulation to National Committee for Counter Trafficking in Persons (NCCT) for official launch of its 5-year National Plan of Action on Counter Trafficking in Persons on February 10, 2015 at Ministry of Interior (MoI), presided over by H.E Sar Kheng, Minster of MoI and Chairman of NCCT. Approximately, 200 representatives from all relevant ministries, 25 provinces, embassies, UN and I/LNGOs attended the event. It is a pleasured of AFESIP Cambodia to be part of the launching event.
The new phase of this 5-year NPA is focused on 4 broad key strategies on (1) Strengthening Law and Policy Enforcement and Enhancing Cooperation; (2) Enhancing prevention; (3) Enhancing Criminal Justice Response to Human Trafficking and (4) Protection Victims with Gender and Age Appropriate and Qualitative Support.
This NPA had also been reviewed its operational structure of NCCT national mechanism at national and sub-national levels, roles and responsibilities of all relevant governmental institutes. In last 2 years of 2013 and 2014, Cambodia was classified in Tier 2 Watching List in TIP reports of US States Department because Cambodian government did make enough significant affords to combat human trafficking. We hope that this 5-year NPA will be an effective road map to combat human trafficking in Cambodia in the next 5 years to provide better protection and prevention to women and children.