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ILO to launch new guide against child trafficking during III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) will launch a new resource guide on child trafficking and sexual exploitation to coincide with the III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 25 to 28 November.

News | 24 November 2008

BRASILIA (ILO News) – The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) will launch a new resource guide on child trafficking and sexual exploitation to coincide with the III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 25 to 28 November.

The guide, titled Combating trafficking in children for labour exploitation: A resource kit for policy-makers and practitioners, captures over 10 years of work by IPEC and its partners and makes the Programme’s experiences and knowledge available to those who design, implement and improve policy and programming to fight child trafficking.

The resource kit is composed of five independent, but interrelated books covering different themes, from the legal and policy framework necessary to address trafficking to different initiatives that have been and can be taken to prevent such trafficking.

The International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) will be one of the key players in the III World Congress against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, which will gather more than 3000 participants from around the world, including high level government delegations, employers and workers organizations, NGOs, academia and members of the media.

The Congress is organized by the Brazilian Government, the organization to End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes (ECPAT), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the NGO Group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The ILO considers the sexual exploitation of children one of the worst forms of child labour (WFCL), a crime similar to slavery and forced labour. All 182 members of the ILO have committed themselves to eliminate all WFCL by 2016.

Members of the media interested in knowing more about IPEC’s new guide or the role of the ILO during the Congress, please contact: Thaís Dumêt Faria: faria@oitbrasil.org.br +5561/8123-7994.