31st meeting of the World Tourism Network on Child Protection


10 March 2016
14:30 - 16:30

CityCube Berlin Congress Centre ITB Berlin (South), Room M1

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The UNWTO Network Tourism on Child Protection aims to prevent all forms of child and youth exploitation in the tourism sector, including sexual exploitation, child labour and child trafficking. The Network's meetings serve as a platform for tourism stakeholders to exchange experiences and best practices on the protection of children in tourism, drawing together governments, the tourism industry, international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and media associations.

The special focus of this year’s meeting at ITB was on Responsible Business Strategies and Child Protection in Tourism, highlighting the good practices championed by the tourism industry. The event featured interventions from ABTA, TUI Group, as well as the Chair of the High Level Global Task Force to End Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism Najat Maalla M’jid, who shared some of the results of the Global Study on the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism.

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Nikki White, Head of Destinations and Sustainability, Association of British Travel Agents: ABTA - The Travel Association, Sharing Best Practice

Elise Allart, Manager of Sustainable Development, TUI Benelux/TUI Group: A collective NO to sexual exploitation of children in holiday destinations

Miguel Santos Neves, Project Coordinator, Network of Strategic and International Studies (NSIS), Portugal: Fighting human trafficking in the tourism industry

Press release

For more information on the World Tourism Network on Child Protection, click here.