Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Child Sex tourism
Trafficking in children for sexual purposes
World Congresses against commercial sexual exploitation of children
First World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children - Stockholm
In 1996, in collaboration with the Swedish government and UNICEF, ECPAT International invited 122 countries to the First World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children. Governments approved an Agenda for Action. This Agenda for Action provides a framework for the implementation of articles related to the sexual exploitation of children in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Second World Congress - Yokohama
The objectives of the Second World Congress held in 2001 were to:
- review the progress in implementing the Stockholm Agenda for Action
- strengthen the follow-up of the Congress
- enhance political commitment to implementing the Agenda for Action
- identify of major problem areas or gaps in the protection of children from sexual exploitation
- share expertise and good practice in this field.
Third World Congress - Rio de Janeiro
The Third World Congress, held in Rio de Janeiro in 2008, welcomed over 3,000 people from all regions of the world, including Official Government delegations from 140 countries and hundreds of groups from the civil society and from the private sector. 300 children and adolescents also joined and played an integral part in the WCIII.
Discussions and exchanges helped undertake an overall review of progress and gaps in the fight against CSEC and produce a Call for Action.