Protect Children Campaign Partner: IH&RA

Mission Statement
IH&RA is the only global organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of the hospitality industry worldwide.Representing over 750,000 establishments in more than 150 countries, IH&RA provides a voice at international level for an industry which comprises more than 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants world-wide, employs 60 million people and contributes US$ 950 billion to the global economy

Policy document
The International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH & RA) and its member associations:

  • Observe with great concern that the sexual exploitation of children (prostitution, production of pornographic material, etc.) is on the increase worldwide;
  • Recognize that, unfortunately, some child sex abusers may attempt to use hotels as the location where they commit their crimes
  • The member associations of the IHRA:
  •  Condemn the sexual exploitation of children in any form or manner;
  •  Recommend to all of their members, independent establishments, as well as chains, regardless of the category (from 0 to 5 star "deluxe"):
    •  to consider measures to prevent the use of their premises for the commercial sexualexploitation of children
    •  to consider measures to prevent ease of access to child prostitution or child pornography.
    •  to call upon all national governments to take all appropriate measures to effectively eradicate the sexual exploitation of children.

Contact address
Rue de Montbrillant 87
CH-1202 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)22 734 80 41
Fax +41 (0)22 734 80 56


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