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Cuba reiterates in Vienna zero tolerance to human trafficking

Cuba reiterates in Vienna zero tolerance to human trafficking

Vienna, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated on Tuesday its commitment to the prevention and fight against human trafficking, a crime against which it maintains a zero tolerance policy.

During a debate at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, diplomat Marlen Redondo recalled that Cuba is an interested party to the Palermo Convention and other international treaties designed to combat such crimes.

The third secretary of Cuba’s Embassy in Austria assured that her country has legal instruments to deal with that scourge, which ‘does not have a significant incidence and its manifestations are far below those observed in other States.’

Likewise, the diplomat indicated that the National Action Plan against human trafficking and for the protection of victims (2017-2020), a tool that allows for coordinated action between the Government and civil society groups, is being implemented.

Since 2013, Cuba has issued annual reports on activities against that scourge. Those documents make clear the policies and actions that create an environment of prevention, as well as the fierce fight against trafficking, she noted. In addition, Redondo pointed out that Cuba maintains cooperation and constant exchange with entities such as the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the United Nations system and counterpart agencies of European countries and the region.

Meanwhile, she underscored that Cuba attaches great importance to training to raise the perception of risk in the population and in the officials who participate in the debate, analysis and design of strategies to combat that crime and advise the victims.

The use of Information and Communication Technologies is a fundamental tool. In 2020, 335 actions were carried out with such instruments on the issue, she assured.


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