The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons recognises the threat of Trafficking in Persons. The Taskforce aims to combat trafficking more effectively by implementing holistic, co-ordinated strategies.
It has a National Plan of Action (NPA) based on the 4 ‘P’s of Prevention, Prosecution, Protection and Partnership, to set out strategic outcomes and implementation plans. The NPA contains 31 initiatives and is a roadmap for concerted action from 2012 to 2015. It will strengthen current policies and systems, as well as develop new ones to address current gaps.
The Taskforce started work on the plan in 2011. It was drafted after intensive consultation with stakeholders, and launched on 21 March 2012 by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Acting Minister for Manpower and Senior Minister of State for National Development.
More information on these initiatives may be found in the NPA attached below.
About the Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons
The Singapore Inter-Agency Taskforce on Trafficking in Persons was established in 2010. It is co-chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and includes representatives from:
- Singapore Police Force (SPF)
- Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
- Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
- Ministry of Health (MOH)
- Ministry of Law (MinLaw)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
- Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC)