Guidance will be provided so that all territorial entities have a robust Territorial Action Plan, aimed at implementing the public policy of victims efficiently.
From tomorrow and until June 19, the Ministry of the Interior and the Unit for the Comprehensive Care and Reparation of Victims, will carry out technical assistance sessions with local authorities on the implementation of the public policy on victims from their Plans of Territorial Action (PAT).
For the Minister of the Interior, Alicia Arango Olmos, "the articulated and inter-institutional work of the territorial entities is essential to guarantee the prevention, protection, attention, assistance and comprehensive reparation for the population surviving the conflict."
The sessions, which will be accompanied by the Articulation Group for Victims Policy of the Ministry of the Interior, will be held through virtual means, and will seek, among other aspects, to provide key guidance so that all territorial entities have a robust PAT, aimed at implementing the public policy of victims efficiently during the current period of local governments.
The Ministry of the Interior and the Unit for Victims have worked jointly on the implementation of the strategy 'New leaders and closure of local governments', an initiative built and developed by the inter-institutional team for territorial technical assistance in 2019, and which is currently progressing in phase V of 'Formulation and approval of the Territorial Action Plan (PAT)'.
During this phase, the guidelines for the formulation of the PAT have been defined, from a participative logic and based on what is established by local governments in territorial development plans.
Currently, such planning tools have already been approved or are in the process of being reviewed by public corporations. According to the strategy, one month after the approval, the adoption of the PAT must be provided within the framework of the Territorial Committee of Transitional Justice.
Author: Press Room