UNWTO initiates to stop child sexual exploitation in tourism

Published on : Saturday, July 22, 2017

UNWTOThe UNWTO headquarters in Madrid hosted a meeting of experts for discussing measures to fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initiative was coordinated by ECPAT International, with support from the government of the Netherlands.

 
The UNWTO has said that despite international efforts to curb sexual exploitation of children in tourism, abetted by technology, the sheer speed and scale of this crime till now, has out-paced attempts to respond at the international and national level.

 
Failure of collective action and chronic lack of robust data are the main challenges to eliminate this crime.

 
Taleb Rifai, the UNWTO Secretary-General said, “We cannot build the responsible and sustainable tourism sector that we seek without protecting the most vulnerable in our societies. To do so we need effective tools and a global commitment.”

 
Dr. Rifai added, “Article 2 of UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism underlines that the exploitation of human beings in any form, especially when applied to children, conflicts with the fundamental aims of tourism and is the negation of tourism. Progressing with transforming the Code into a legally binding international treaty, the UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics, which we hope will be approved by our General Assembly next September.”

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