Sale and sexual exploitation of children: UN rights expert launches visit to Malaysia

General Press Releases Friday September 21, 2018 10:42
Bangkok--21 Sep--OHCHR-Bangkok

During an official visit to the country from 24 September to 1 October, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children will examine to what extent and how Malaysia is engaged in preventing and combating these issues.

"I will seek to help the Government of Malaysia promote and protect the rights of children and evaluate the risks and forms of exploitation along with the measures already adopted to fight the problem and examine the challenges that remain," said the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio.

The Special Rapporteur's mission will focus on issues such as the sexual exploitation of children through information and communication technologies and the sale of children through illegal adoptions. She will pay particular attention to the issue of child marriage, as Malaysia is reaching a key point in a national debate on eradicating this violation of children's rights.

"I will also meet child victims of abuse, violence and exploitation, and children in vulnerable situations, such as refugees, to make sure their opinions are duly taken into account in my recommendations to the Government and other concerned parties," said Ms de Boer-Buquicchio.

During her eight-day visit, the UN expert will travel to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu. She will meet representatives of the Government and the judiciary as well as provincial and local authorities, representatives of non-profit associations and NGOs, the private sector and members of the international community.

At the end of her visit, on Monday 1 October 2018, Ms de Boer-Buquicchio will share her preliminary findings with the media at apress conference, which will take place at 14:30 local time at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (Bintang 4, Level 3). Access to the news conference will be strictly limited to journalists.

The Special Rapporteur will present a comprehensive report on her visit to a subsequent meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

Latest Press Release

ABB, King Mongkuts Institute of Technology Ladkrabang to promote robotics education

Adopting technological innovation into the educational process with a vi-sion to transfer new knowledge into the industry ABB in Thailand and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) have inked an agreement to foster closer cooperation...

Dusit Thani Pattaya marks the anniversary of the passing of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Dusit Thani Pattaya organised alms giving activities to mark the anniversary of the passing of His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch after seven decades on the throne. On this occasion, the hotel's staff...

SENSATIONAL STRING QUARTET LIVE CONCERT AT CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT VILLAS HUA HIN

A new level of musical excitement is set to visit Hua Hin again this November as Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin gets ready to welcome Sanee String Quartet who longed for opportunity to delight classical music fans with orchestral tunes...

A FLANNTASTIC Horror Halloween night and free cocktail await you at Flann OBriens Irish Pub

Come and enjoy a FLANNTASTIC Horror Halloween night with an array of delicious Irish dishes and all kinds of drink you ever wanted at Flann O'Brien's Irish Pub. Halloween Special menu is also available during October 16-31, 2018, featuring Dark Devil...

Catch Tim If You Can Acclaimed UK Chef Tim Spedding Cooks Up a Storm in Bangkok

Marriott International Bangkok is thrilled to announce that Chef Tim Spedding from the UK will join us from November 2 – 17 for a series of unique culinary events at the city's finest hotels. The acclaimed British chef has an impressive pedigree...

Related Topics