Location: 209 Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York, 10th October 2023
Information about the event: https://ecpat.org/global-events-in-new-york
New York, USA – ECPAT International, PACT – Protect All Children from Trafficking, and Ms. Mama Fatima Singhateh, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children are convening a critical panel discussion to build upon the UN Special Rapporteur’s report findings and recommendations related to the phenomena of voluntourism.
Key stakeholders, including representatives of governments, private sector leaders, and civil society organisations, unite to share strategies, practices, and collective actions to regulate voluntourism by both sending and receiving countries.
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The event is a pivotal stride towards achieving international standards and policies, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
About ECPAT International: ECPAT International stands as a united front of 126 civil society organisations spread across over 100 nations, each passionately committed to the shared vision of eradicating the sexual exploitation of children. Harnessing the power of over three decades of experience in multi-stakeholder engagement and partnership management, our expansive network operates on national, regional, and global levels. We relentlessly drive forward, fueled by the conviction that every child deserves a world free from sexual exploitation, visit www.ecpat.org.
About PACT: PACT is the leading anti-child trafficking organization in the United States seeking to end child sexual exploitation and trafficking through education, partnerships, and legislative advocacy. PACT is a member of ECPAT International, a global network with one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation and trafficking of children around the world. For more information, visit WeArePACT.org.
About the UN Special Rapporteur: The UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children is mandated to analyse the root causes of sale and sexual exploitation of children, identify new patterns of the phenomena, exchange good practices to combat it, promote measures to prevent it, and make recommendations for the rehabilitation of child victims of sale and sexual exploitation, visit www.ohchr.org/en/special-procedures/sr-sale-of-children.
ECPAT International Media Contact: Andrew Beaton, Head of Communications, email@example.com
PACT Media Contact: Cécile Kirwan, Director of Communications, ckirwan@WeArePACT.org
UN Media Contact: Team supporting the mandate on the sale, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children, firstname.lastname@example.org