Protect Children Campaign Partner: UFTAA


UFTAA
is an organization with an international purpose. It has no right to interfere in national concerns other than through its National Associations.


 

UFTAA's focal point
Ms. Jacqueline de Rey
Avenue du Prince Héréditaire Albert
Stade Louis II, Entrée H
98000 MONACO
Tel. (+33) 92 05 28 29
Fax (+33) 92 05 29 87

Policy document
CHILD AND TRAVEL AGENTS' CHARTER

The Members and Affiliates of UFTAA , signatories of the present Charter, pledge to combat the prostitution of children related to so-called "sex tourism" and to protect the child victims of such tourists by:

  • supporting the measures taken by governments to counter the sexual exploitation of children,
  • informing their foreign colleagues of the penalties imposed on tourists who commits acts which involve the use of children for the purposes of sexual gratification.
  • Mindful of the importance of their role in protecting the environment, people, countries and regions to which they send tourists, the Members and Affiliates of UFTAA, signatories of the present Charter, pledge to exercise the utmost vigilance with regard to such activities of their customers as are brought to their attention. The signatory travel agents of this Charter will act according to the dictates of their conscience and in accordance with the legislation of the countries concerned.
  • Mindful of the profound mental, moral, social and physical damage caused to the child victims of "sex tourism", the Members and Affiliates of UFTAA pledge to give every assistance to the various organizations, campaigns and charitable associations concerned with the welfare of child victims of "sex tourism" to help restore the dignity, physical and mental health of such children.
  • In full agreement with article 28 (3) of the International Convention of the Rights of the Child, the Members and Affiliates of UFTAA recommend the fullest cooperation between travel agents in all countries such that the combat against "sex tourism" which victimizes children is waged on all fronts and in all countries.
  • The Members and Affiliates of UFTAA pledge never to promote or assist in the promotion of programmes, tours or travel whose purpose is the sexual exploitation of children.
  • The Members and Affiliates of UFTAA will take care to inform their customers of the consequences to tourists of the sexual exploitation of children.
  • In accordance with article 34 of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the Members and Affiliates of UFTAA pledge to protect children against all forms of exploitation and sexual violence attributable to the activities of tourists.
  • The signature of the present Charter entails the unqualified acceptance of all the foregoing articles.

As of June 27, 1997 the following countries/National Associations have signed the above charter:

ALBANIA
Organisation "ALBTURIST" Travel Agency
President: Mr. Ismail Hoxja
Bulv. Deshmoret e Kombit, Hotel "Daijti"
Tirana
Tel: (355 42) 345 72
Fax: (355 42) 343 59

AUSTRALIA
AFTA - Australian Federation of Travel Agents
President: Byron Roberts
309 Pitt Street - 3rd Floor
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: (61 2 9) 264 32 99
Fax: (61 2 9) 264 10 85
E-mail: marie@afta.net.au

BRAZIL
ABAV - Asociacao Brasileira de Agencias de Viagens
President: Sergio Nogueira
Av. Sao Luis, 165
Ed. Princesa Izabel - 1º andar - cj. 1-B
CEP 01046-001 Sao Paulo
Tel: (55 11) 231 30 77
Fax: (55 11) 259 83 27
E-mail: abav@abav.com.br

BULGARIA
BATA - Bugarian Association of Travel Agents
President: Mrs. Donka Sokolova
116 Rakovska Street
Compleks Sevastopol - Fl. 4, Room 425
1000 Sofia
Tel + Fax: (359 2) 980 56 57

CAMEROON
President: Prince Emmanuel Ngassa Happi
c/o Delmas Voyages
BP 13175
Douala
Tel: (237) 42 11 84 or 42 68 89
Fax: (237) 42 88 51

COLOMBIA
ANATO - Asociación Colombiana de Agencias de Viajes y Turismo
President: Oscar Rueda García
Carrera 21 Nº 83-63
Apartado Aereo 7088
Santa Fe de Bogota D.C.
Tel: (57 1) 256 22 90 or 610 70 99
Fax: (57 1) 218 71 03

COTE D'IVOIRE
Syndicat des Agents de Voyages en Côte d'Ivoire - SYNDIVOYAGES
President: Mrs. Jacqueline N'Takpe
s/c de SDV Côte d'Ivoire
01 BP 4082
Abidjan 01
Tel: (225) 22 39 85
Fax: (225) 20 20 20

CZECH REPUBLIC
Association of Travel Agencies of the Czech Republic
President: Ivan Breznen
ul. Zitná 12
121-05 Praha 2
Tel: (42 2) 2421 65 69
Fax: (42-2) 297 380

DENMARK
DNR - Danmarks Rejsebureau Forening (Association of Danish Travel Agents and Tour Operators)
Secretary General: Mrs. Karin Aagesen
Falkoner Alle 58 b
DK 2000 Frederiksberg (Copenhagen)
Tel: (45 31) 35 66 11
Fax: (45 31) 35 88 59
E-mail: drf@travelassoc.dk

FRANCE
SNAV - Syndicat National des Agents de Voyages
President: Mr. Cesar Balderacchi
6, rue Villaret de Joyeuse
75017 Paris
Tel: (33 1) 44 09 36 99
Fax: (33 1) 44 09 36 98 or 44 09 36 90

JAPAN
JATA - Japan Association of Travel Agents
Director and Secretary General: Kaoru Sakurada
Zen-Nittu Kasumigaseki Blg, 3-3
Kasumigaseki 3 - Chome Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100
Tel: (81 3) 3592 12 71
Fax: (81 3) 3592 12 68
E-mail: sakurada@jata-net.or.jp
Homepage: http://www.jata-net.or.jp

PAKISTAN
TAAP - Travel Agents Association of Pakistan
Chairman: Mr. M. Afzal Hussain
115, Central Hotel Building
1st Floor, Merewether Rd.
75530 Karachi
Tel: (92 21) 568 27 48 or 568 44 69
Fax: (92 21) 568 27 48

PORTUGAL
Associasao Portuguesa das Agencias de Viagens e Turismo
President: Mr. Attilio Forte
Rua Duque de Palmela 2 - 1º Dto
1200 Lisboa
Tel: (351 1) 352 94 63 or 352 13 90
Fax: (351 1) 52 50 80

ROMANIA
ANAT - Asociatia Nationala a Agentiilor de Turism din Romania
President: Mr. Cornel Gaina
Str. Foisorului nº8, Boc F3C
Sc. 2, Et. 1, Apt. 41, Sec. 3
74288 Bucuresti
Tel + Fax: (40 1) 323 08 55
Tel: (40 1) 323 08 55

RUSSIA
RATA - Russian Association of Travel Agencies
President: Sergei Shpilko
P.O. Box 68
101000 Moscow
Tel: (7 095) 292 24 64
Fax: (7 095) 292 27 59

SPAIN
AEDAVE - Asociación Empresarial de Agencias de Viajes Españolas
President: Juan Careaga
Plaza Castilla 3, 9º A
28046 Madrid
Tel: (34 1) 314 18 30 or 314 18 43
Fax: (34 1) 314 18 77
E-mail: aedave@bcsnetwork.es

SLOVENIA
Chamber of Economy of Slovenia/Association for Tourism and Catering
Secretary General: Miro Pretnar
Slovenska 54
1000 - Ljubjana
Tel: (386 61) 1328 218 or 1327 283
Fax: (386 61) 302 983
E-mail: infolink@hq.gzs.si

SWEDEN
SRF - Svenska Resebyraforeningen
Secretary General: Christina Wennmark
Kammakargatan 39
S-102 31 Stockholm
Tel: (46 8) 20 80 00
Fax: (46 8) 21 25 55
E-mail: srf@resebyraforeningen.se

SRI LANKA
Travel Agents Association of Sri Lanka
President: U. Nanayakkara
c/o Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
50, Navam Mawatha
P.O. Box 274
Colombo 2
Tel: (94 1) 42 17 45 or 42 17 47 or 32 88 80
Fax: (94 1) 44 93 52
E-mail: chamber2@srilankanet

SYRIA
SATTA - Syrian Association of Tourism and Travel Agents
President: Saeb Nahas
Dar Al Mouhandiseen Bldg - 9th Floor - Room 904
POB 2995
Damascus
Tel: (963 11) 222 25 77 or 222 97 69 or 223 21 90/99 Ext. 403
Fax: (963 11) 222 91 68

THAILAND
ATTA - Association of Thai Travel Agents
President: Anant Sirisant
94 Soi Langsuan
Ploenchit Road
10330 Bangkok
Tel: (66 2) 252 00 69 or 254 48 09
Fax: (66 2) 254 48 09

TUNISIA
FTAV - Fédération Tunisienne des Agents de Voyages
President: Slahedinne Glenza
3 rue Hidi Nouira
Tunis
Tel: (216 1) 25 67 66
Fax: (216 1) 34 18 18


Website
http://www.uftaa.org

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