Thursday, May 1, 2008

Italy: Sex Tourism and Child Exploitation Dicussed at Innocenti Conference

International experts discuss ways to halt the trafficking of children for sex tourism at a conference hosted by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.

FLORENCE, ITALY - Two related topics – combating child sex tourism, and corporate social responsibility – were key discussion points at the expert consultation on child sexual exploitation and trafficking hosted by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (IRC) here this week.

The gathering is the first of series of meetings and workshops with child rights experts, governments, children and other stakeholders to develop recommendations for the third World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. The congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro in late November.

Preventing child sex tourism will feature prominently at the Brazil meeting, and several successful regional and national campaigns that are now working with the travel industry were presented in Florence...


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