The World Congress III against Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents aims to:
• ANALYSE new challenges and dimensions of contemporary sexual exploitation of children, identify advances and gaps in legal frameworks;
• SHARE EXPERIENCES on implementing inter-agency policies to fight the sexual exploitation of children;
• DEVELOP strategies and measurable goals/targets that will lead to the elimination of sexual exploitation of children.
With these aims in mind, the World Congress III will focus on five main themes and issues related to these themes. The 5 themes are:
1) Forms of sexual exploitation and its new picture: Trafficking in children for sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation of children in prostitution and tourism, pedophilia and pornography, Internet crimes and new technologies;
2) Legal framework and liability: Revision of the law on sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, implementation of the Optional Protocol, impunity and responsibility, procedures for special investigation;
Through links to the individual thematic sections below, visitors will not only be able to access the initial content provided by the authors but will also have the opportunity to draft their own comments and send these directly to the authors by means of targeted questions aimed at collecting opinions and advice from all interested parties.
3) Integrated inter-agency policies: Building inter-sectoral public policies, cooperation between different government levels, integration with the justice system, role of the training agencies;
4) Initiatives of social responsibility: the market and self-regulation of the private sector, the role of global financial systems and new initiatives in promoting rights, good business practices, private initiative and public policies; and
5) Strategies for international cooperation: Multilateral and regional mechanisms for fighting the sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, cross-border crimes and systems of information, experience of international agencies and organisations, monitoring and evaluating progress in relation to previous World Congresses.
Internationally recognised authors have been contracted to draft the thematic papers that will inform the Congress on the current state of affairs within each sectoral channel and form a base line for the Congress on which to build debate, deliberations and decisions.