In order to address in a consistent and comprehensive way the phenomenon of trafficking in human beings (THB), Cyprus has established by law a Multidisciplinary Coordinating Group (MCG). The MCG, which is chaired by the Minister of Interior as the National Coordinator, has been assigned with the task to coordinate and, among other issues, monitor the implementation of the measures that are taken against THB. Its main duties are the coordination of actions towards the prevention, control and suppression of THB, Victims of Trafficking early identification, protection and support, the promotion of international cooperation, the monitoring of the National Action Plan, the collection of data and the submission of legislative proposals. According to the legislation the MCG should meet on a regular basis every three months or at least three times a year. To operate more efficiently, it is divided in Working Groups, which deal with specific matters with the responsibility to submit relevant recommendations to the plenary of the Group. The Group is composed of 18 members, representing the relevant government services and NGOs.
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