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Project News: Jordanian authorities launch new national strategy and action plan to prevent Human Trafficking

19 April 2019


With the support of the European Union (EU), the Jordanian authorities hosted a high-level event yesterday in Amman to promote the recently adopted National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Human Trafficking in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2019-2022). This strategic document aims at setting a common vision and basis for the Jordanian response to human trafficking, which entails clear strategic priorities and a description of the specific institutional responsibilities for all anti-trafficking stakeholders in the Kingdom.

The Strategy is a product of three year joint efforts by the Jordanian Technical Committee to Prevent Human Trafficking and several international and non-governmental organisations. It was developed within the framework of “Support to the Mobility Partnership between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (JEMPAS)”, a programme funded by the EU and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD).
The event aimed at promoting the document to the relevant stakeholders in the Kingdom, as well as to present the Strategy objectives and the plan for its implementation in practice, thus providing opportunity for the participants to inform themselves about the structure and the framework of National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Human Trafficking in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2019-2022) and Participate in the dialogue forum on the implementation of the Strategy between Jordanian government officials and professional counterparts from international organisations, civil society, diplomatic and expert circles.
Over 70 state and non-state representatives in the Kingdom have been invited to the promotion, including those actively involved in the development of the Strategy document, such as the Ministries of Justice, Labour, Interior, Social Development and Foreign Affairs, ICMPD, International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Tamkeen Center (Fields for Aid) and the Jordanian Womens’ Union (JWU).
The National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Human Trafficking in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (2019-2022) aims at setting a common vision and basis for the Jordanian response to human trafficking, which includes all stakeholders involved in combating human trafficking. This Strategy entails clear strategic priorities to combat human trafficking, describes specific institutional responsibilities and sets concerted procedures to reach strategic priorities. It also strengthens the common understanding on how the crime can be fought and ensures that all stakeholders are committed to support the implementation of the national response to prevent and combat human trafficking.