International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)

ECOSOC Status: Special Consultative
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
Charles B. Wang International Children's Building
699 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-3175
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
UN Languages: English
Other languages:
  • Victim Protection
  • Anti-Human Trafficking

  • Other:'Children's rights, missing chidren, cyber crime, organized crime'
Short description:
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), founded in 1998 and launched by the U.S.-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, works to identify and coordinate a global network of organizations fighting child-sexual exploitation and abduction.

ICMEC's work brings promise to children and families by:

-Establishing a global resource to find missing children and prevent child-sexual exploitation;
-Creating national centers and affiliates worldwide;
-Building an international network to disseminate images of and information about missing and exploited children;
-Providing training to law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, legal professionals, nongovernmental organizations, and government officials;
-Advocating and proposing legislative changes in laws, treaties, and systems to protect children worldwide;
-Conducting International expert conferences to build awareness, encourage and increase cooperation and collaboration between and among countries; and
-Working along side financial industry and law enforcement to combat commercial child-sexual exploitation.
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