[Interpreting] Second Regional Legal Research Group Meeting on Sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.
On 27th October 2016, in Hanoi, United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with Ministry of Justice of Vietnam organize the second regional legal research group meeting on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism. The meeting was attended by high-level representatives from the four countries in the region, as well as representatives from UN agencies, UK Embassy, JICA, and development partners.
UNODC has supported the establishment and convening of the Regional Legal Research Group, which focuses on sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism and online. This unique group supports the adoption of legal frameworks, the harmonization of child protection laws, and the sharing of knowledge on the effectiveness of particular legislative and policy approaches.
The heads of delegations from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam all reiterate the cross-border complexity of this form of transnational crime and the urgency in strengthening cooperation in the ASEAN region to prevent and combat the crime. Representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam also present the overview of the situation of child sex offences and preliminary legal research findings; discuss recommendations of the research and map and agree on areas of mutual interest for future collaboration.
Sao Khue was honored to provide interpreting service for the meeting.
Source: Facebook UNODC Viet Nam.