US State Department Report Praises Morocco’s Growing Efforts Against Human Trafficking (Commission)

Morocco’s National Commission for the Coordination of Measures to Combat and Prevent trafficking in Persons (CNCLT) has taken note of the publication of the US State Department’s annual report on trafficking in human persons for 2024, which praised Morocco’s growing efforts in the fight against this crime compared to the previous reporting period, which helped maintain the Kingdom’s ranking in tier 2.

In a press release, the commission stressed that the report had noted, in this respect, the increase in the number of prosecutions and convictions, the implementation of the 2023-2030 national plan to combat and prevent human trafficking, and the national referral mechanism for victims of human trafficking and the national strategic action plan for implementation (2023-2026). The report also referred to the publication of a guide to identifying victims of human trafficking and the creation of a hotline to report possible cases of human trafficking, as well as coordination with non-governmental and international organizations to set up temporary and emergency accommodation centers for victims.

The commission said the report also focused on the efforts made in terms of awareness-raising and prevention through campaigns launched, in particular via television commercials, billboards, and art exhibitions, as well as outreach via social networks, in coordination with international organizations.

Morocco has received ten priority recommendations as part of the “2024-2025 Action Plan” aimed at strengthening protection of victims and consolidating national efforts in the fight against human trafficking, the Commission said, adding that it is working to put these recommendations into practice in coordination with all the stakeholders and institutional partners concerned.

The US Department of State report, a comprehensive and objective assessment of the state of play in the fight against human trafficking in 188 countries, including the United States, dealt in detail this year with the role of digital technologies in the proliferation of human trafficking.

 

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