ICMEC Regional Offices and Representation
ICMEC Regional Offices and Representation focus on:
- Promoting a Regional Financial Coalition Against Child Pornography, an alliance between private industry (financial and IT) and the public sector (law enforcement and NGOs) in the fight against commercial child pornography;
- Supporting the development and strengthening of laws, treaties, and systems to protect children in the region, including championing ICMEC's Model Child pornography Legislation and model legislation on protection of children from exploitation;
- Training and capacity building for law enforcement; and
- Assisting with the expansion of ICMEC’s Global Missing Children’s Networkand promoting the implementation of missing children policies and programs such as a child abduction Alert Plans.
ICMEC Regional Office: Singapore
In June 2009, ICMEC created the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Limited ("ICMEC Singapore"), a Singapore "public company limited by guarantee", to direct ICMEC's policy and programmatic initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region. The creation of the office demonstrates a strategic decision to expand ICMEC's efforts to a key part of the world, giving ICMEC greater visibility and a platform for growth in the region.
ICMEC Latin America & Caribbean Representation:
In January 2011, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced the establishment of a Latin America & Caribbean Representation in Brazil (ICMEC LAC), to direct ICMEC's policy and programmatic initiatives in the region. While the representation is still in its infancy, key progress has already been made, slowly giving ICMEC greater visibility and a platform for growth in the region.