Task Force Created to Address Issues Surrounding the Internet-Based Digital Financial System

September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced the formation of the Digital…

An Outdated Child Protection Law Is Playing A Key Role In The Growth Of A Global Marketplace For Child Sex Trafficking On The Internet

July 24, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Every day in America children are being sold for sex. Globally more than 1.8 million children are used in…

Black e-economy hiding traffickers’ profits

June 26, 2013

Human trafficking, including sex trafficking of children, is moving from the streets to the Internet. Increasingly, the traffickers are also…

A New Virtual Economy Poses New Challenges In Fighting Child Pornography And Child Exploitation

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is a new, unregulated, unbanked, largely anonymous, Internet-based financial system emerging in the world. Today, media giant…

Law Enforcement And Others From 4 Continents Meet In London To Collaborate On The Global Problem Of Missing Children

June 11, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that a major international conference will be…

Activities In More Than 22 Countries Around The Globe Will Remember Missing Children On May 25

May 22, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) wants to remind the public that May 25 is National…

Ernie Allen Receives Prestigious “Voice for Women” Award At The Arizona Foundation For Women

May 20, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children announced today that the organization’s President and CEO, Ernie Allen, has…

Statement On The Recovery Of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus And Michele Knight

May 7, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) rejoices in the safe recovery of Amanda, Gina and Michele…

$500,000 Donation Received In Memory Of Board Member Barry Cohen

April 29, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that the organization has received a $500,000…

International Children’s Organization Expands Global Reach With Four New Board Members

April 16, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that four new board members have been elected…

Despite Increase in Global Child Protection Laws Many Countries Still Do Not Consider Child Pornography A Crime

March 26, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – During the past seven years, 100 countries have enacted new laws to protect children from child pornography. However,…

Law Enforcement Training for Child Abduction Cases To Be Held in Central America

December 4, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) today announced it has received a $90,000 grant from…

Speech by Ernie Allen at Penn State University Child Sexual Abuse Conference

October 29, 2012

PENN STATE UNIVERSITY CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE CONFERENCE 29 October 2012 Ernie Allen, President & CEO International Centre for Missing &…

Global Health Leaders Launch Unique Initiative To Address A growing Public Health Crisis Caused By Sexual Exploitation Of Children

October 11, 2012

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) today announced the creation of a unique collaboration involving the…

Ernie Allen Statement in Response to President Obama’s Speech Launching a New Effort to Combat Human Trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

September 25, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, VA – President Barack Obama’s statement this morning sent a loud, clear message that human trafficking, including the trafficking of children…

Major International Conference in Brasilia to Address Global Problem of Missing Children

February 9, 2012

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – A major international conference to address the global problem of missing children is being held this week in Brasilia,…

Kiehl’s + Koons extend partnership to support Children’s Causes

December 7, 2011

Jeff Koons’ Limited Edition Balloon Flower Creme de Corps Collection with 100% of Kiehl’s Net Proceeds up to $200,000 Benefitting…

The Declaration of Rome: A Call for Global Action to Protect the World’s Children and Stop the Abuse of Their Rights

November 3, 2011

Rome, Italy 3 November 2011 Each child is precious.  Each child is endowed by his creator with basic human rights. …

Historic Forum on the Abuse of Children’s Rights Held in Rome. Four of the World’s Preeminent International Organizations Launch Global Initiative

November 3, 2011

ROME, ITALY – An unusual and historic meeting involving four of the world’s preeminent international organizations is being held on 3 November…

Two U.S. Based Children’s Organizations Join Global Effort To Eliminate Online Child Sexual Exploitation

June 24, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA – In most households spending time on the Internet is a regular daily activity.  While the Internet enables immediate access…

George Bickerstaff on Business and Philanthropy

May 30, 2011

George Bickerstaff, a member of ICMEC’s Board of Directors, was interviewed by ABC News about business and philanthropy, as well…

The Global Missing Children’s Network commemorates May 25th as the International Missing Children’s Day

May 25, 2011

For the 3rd year in a row, 13 members of the Global Missing Children’s Network – a program of the…

Long Endurance Runner Hopes to Raise USD 50,000 To Fight Child Pornography During 7 Day Foot Race Acrtoss Taiwan

March 22, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, VA – To fight the global problem of online child pornography one man is running the entire length of the Taiwan…

Global Effort Launched to Help Bring Missing Children Home

May 25, 2010

On 25 May 2010, nine countries from across four continents joined together to raise awareness of missing children and to…

Go Daddy Joins Leading Financial Institutions and Internet Service Providers to Eliminate Child Pornography on the Internet

March 31, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) today announced that GO DADDY has joined the…

Judges Around the World Struggle with Increase in Child Custody Disputes Between Parents Who Want to Move and the Parent Who is Left Behind

March 29, 2010

Alexandria, VA – Today’s easy global travel has created unsolvable challenges in family law as judges grapple with a dramatic increase in…

Washington Declaration on International Family Relocation

March 25, 2010

INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL CONFERENCE ON CROSS-BORDER FAMILY RELOCATION WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 23-25 MARCH 2010 co-organised by Hague Conference…

Ernie Allen Speech at the International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation

March 23, 2010

Opening Remarks Ernie Allen President & Chief Executive Officer International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children National Center for Missing…

Ernie Allen Testimony on International Child Abduction and Parental Access for the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

December 2, 2009

WRITTEN TESTIMONY ERNIE ALLEN President & Chief Executive Officer THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN and THE INTERNATIONAL…

Ernie Allen Speech on Child Abductions: Globally, Nationally and Along the U.S. Mexico Border

August 31, 2009

SPEECH OF ERNIE ALLEN President & Chief Executive Officer NATIONAL CENTER FOR MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MISSING…

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