Havana, Cuba.- Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez assured on Tuesday that Cuba maintains a zero tolerance policy on human trafficking, on the World Day to fight against such scourge.
Cuba also is a byword for the prevention, confrontation and response to this scourge, the diplomat wrote on Twitter.
Rodriguez added that the low incidence in Cuba is associated with social achievements and citizens’ security and equal opportunities.
The United Nations reports that following drug and arms trafficking, human trafficking is the third illicit business that generates most money worldwide.
This crime is manifested itself in the recruitment, transport, transfer or reception of people under threat, the use of force or other ways of coercion.
Slavery is deemed by the Palermo Protocol, the UN instrument to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Human Trafficking, especially of women and children; this measure came into force in December 2003.
In Cuba’s case, there is a national action plan for the prevention and confrontation of human trafficking and the protection of victims, which covers the 2017-2020 period.
The Cuban State is a signatory of legal instruments that are related to human trafficking such as the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Human Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children; among others.