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International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Announces Distinguished Honorary Board of Directors

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children Announces Distinguished Honorary Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced the formation of its Honorary Board of Directors, a group comprised of prominent world leaders who support ICMEC’s mission to create and lead a coordinated, global response to the problems of international child abduction and child sexual exploitation.

ICMEC is proud to announce the new members of its Honorary Board of Directors who include Marta Sahagún de Fox, First Lady of Mexico from Chapultapec, Mexico; Susanna Agnelli of the Foundation IL FARO in Rome, Italy; Her Royal Highness Queen of Belgium Paola of Brussels; and Valentina Matvienko, Vice Prime Minister of Russia based in Moscow. Made up of internationally-respected leaders, the Honorary Board of Directors will lend influence, visibility, and stature to the issues of missing children and child sexual exploitation. The creation of the honorary board will assist ICMEC in building a global network of organizations and individuals that will work together to protect the world’s children.

“We are honored by the high caliber of individuals who have joined our efforts. Their participation will help raise awareness and visibility to the issues of missing and exploited children around the world,” stated ICMEC Chairman Arnold Burns. “I am confident that the Honorary Board of Directors’ international stature, credibility, and concern for the welfare of children will lend great momentum to ICMEC’s efforts,” added Baron Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer, ICMEC Vice Chair.

ICMEC is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. Please visit www.icmec.org for more information on the organization’s programs and resources.