Since 2009, our regional office in Singapore has facilitated cooperation and collaboration among organizations and individuals concerned with combating sexual exploitation, abuse, and the risk of going missing throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
What does ICMEC’s office in Singapore do?
- Built a voluntary Asia-Pacific Financial Coalition Against Child Sexual Exploitation (APFC), bringing together representatives from the financial and technology industries along with members of the law enforcement community to fight online child sexual exploitation.
- Support the development and strengthening of laws, treaties and systems to protect children in the region. In doing so we champion ICMEC’s Child Pornography Model Legislation and the Child Protection Model Law.
- Build collaborative relationships with academic and research institutions in the region. This work furthers research work done with the support of The Koons Family Institute on International Law & Policy.
- Expand the Global Missing Children’s Network, supporting research into missing children legislation in Asia-Pacific.
- Support training and capacity building for law enforcement agencies.
- In 2010, we hosted the region’s first expert working group on child protection, with representatives from 11 Asian countries, drawn from the ranks of government ministries, NGOs, and academic institutions. They gathered to discuss a draft of a model law focusing on the protection of children.
Contact our regional office at APinformation@icmec.org