Every day, all around the world, children go missing. Our Global Missing Children’s Center aims to protect children around the world from going missing or being abducted by providing resources for governments, law enforcement, NGOs, and families on prevention as well as the appropriate actions to take in the event a child does go missing.
Changing the way the international community responds when a child goes missing or is abducted.
How many children go missing every year?
In an effort to facilitate more efficient investigation, management, and resolution of missing children cases, a robust, national missing child framework is necessary.
There is no global consensus as to how to define a "missing child" or how to investigate cases involving missing/abducted children.
While many missing children will return on their own, for those who do not we know that the longer they are missing, the more vulnerable they become.
International Parental Child Abduction
What happens when a parent takes a child across a national border without the necessary permissions?
Global Missing Children Research Initiative
Assessing current mechanisms that exist for missing children around the world.
Rapid Emergency Child Alerts
Creating voluntary partnerships between law enforcement, media, transportation agencies, and others to disseminate urgent bulletins about missing children
International Missing Children’s Day
Remembering children who have gone missing, and those who have been found
Prevention and Response
Tips for prevention and steps you should take if your child is missing.
Dissemination of Missing Child Photos
Determining how and when to involve the public in the search for a missing or abducted child.