IV. Italian ongoing activities and future commitments

Smuggling of migrants and trafficking in human beings

“The National Plan of Action against Trafficking and Serious Exploitation of Human Beings 2016-2018, implementing Directive (EU) 2011/36, is aimed at defining measures and intervention strategies for preventing and combating the phenomenon, as well as actions aimed at raising awareness, social prevention, emersion and social integration of victims. The Plan was articulated according to the following five key priorities:

(d) improve policy coordination and coherence among key stakeholders” (p. 24)

International Development Cooperation

“The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, under the direction and supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of International Cooperation, has the task of implementing cooperation policies. The coherence of national policies is ensured through the Inter-ministerial Committee on Development Cooperation (CICS), chaired by the President of the Council of Ministers and composed of representatives of the main Ministries. Law No. 125/14 also provided for the establishment of a National Council for Development Cooperation, whose members include the main public and private actors, civil society organizations and other nonprofit and for-profit entities operating in the field of international development cooperation.” (p. 25)

Sustainable development (…)

“Two key initiatives are planned to be concluded in 2021: the triennial review process of the SNSvS and the compilation of the National Action Plan on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD). Both these initiatives entail large participation of civil society, scientific institutions and local actors.” (p. 36)

The principle of Diversity management in the business context

“With reference to the adoption of National Plans and Strategies, in coherence with the European indications, UNAR started consultation processes involving administrations at central, regional and local level and third sector representatives for the elaboration of the following documents:

– the National LGBTI Strategy;

– the National Plan against Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance;

– the National Strategy for the Inclusion of Roma, Sinti and Caminanti.” (p. 41)

V. Updating, monitoring and dissemination of the plan

Today the implementation of the UNGPs requires an enhanced commitment compared to the previous decade. It demands to operate in line with guidelines, results achieved and examined, and criticalities and challenges posed to States and companies in the framework set up by the UN BHR Working Group. This engagement is aimed to achieve an even more impacting action until 2030, involving all actors concerned and ensuring coherence between legislative and administrative measures, policies and programmatic and operational tools for the promotion of human rights.” (p. 59)