ICMEC TO TRAIN OFFICERS IN BANGKOK SEPTEMBER 18-21
The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a leading global service agency working to protect children from sexual exploitation and abduction. Among its many programs, ICMEC works to combat child abduction and child sexual exploitation globally; provides training and assistance to law enforcement, legal professionals, NGOs, and governments; advocates for model legislation to protect children; promotes the creation of national operational centers based on a public-private partnership model; and leads a global financial coalition to eradicate commercial child pornography.
ICMEC is the sister agency to the U.S.-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).
A key component of ICMEC’s work is providing training for law enforcement around the world. In December 2003, ICMEC, in conjunction with Interpol and through the support of Microsoft, launched an international law enforcement training initiative focused on training law enforcement, prosecutors, and other professionals from around the world on how to investigate Internet-related child exploitation cases. Since that time ICMEC, in conjunction with INTERPOL and Microsoft, ICMEC has delivered 57 trainings reaching out to more than 5,000 officers from 121 countries.
The next training will be held in Bangkok, Thailand Sept 18-21. In 2013, the center is looking to do training in China, Colombia, Ecuador and Ukraine.
For more information, visit the ICMEC website.
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