NGOs and Law Enforcement from 22 Countries Convene to Discuss the Global Program of Missing Children

December 3, 2014

WARNSVELD, THE NETHERLANDS – For the next two days the Alexandria, Virginia-based International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is…

Leaders From 16 Countries Meet To Address Growing Problem Of Offenders Who Travel Globally To Sexually Abuse Children

May 16, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children announced that a private meeting involving 70 leaders representing law enforcement,…

New Video Fingerprinting Technology Created to Remove Child Pornography Online

April 30, 2014

LONDON, ENGLAND – Today, Friend MTS is donating a forensic technology developed and customized for the International Centre for Missing &…

Leading Child Protection Advocate Ernie Allen Announces Retirement

April 7, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced today that long-time President and CEO, Ernie Allen will…

Ernie Allen Testimony to the Canadian Senate Committee on Human Rights

March 31, 2014

Madam Chair and distinguished members of the Committee, I am honored to appear before you today to discuss the challenges…

Ernie Allen Receives Prestigious 2013 U.S. Attorney General Award for “Meritorious Public Service” for Outstanding Dedication to Protect Children

March 14, 2014

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

New Digital Economy Task Force Report Addresses Digital Economy, Illicit Activity

March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Digital Economy Task Force (DETF) sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children…

Ernie Allen Testimony: “International Parental Child Abduction” for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

February 27, 2014

Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee, I welcome the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the…

Ernie Allen Testimony “Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats and Promises of Virtual Currencies” for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

November 18, 2013

Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of the Committee, I welcome the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the…

Statement by Ernie Allen On The Global Effort To Identify “Maria,” The Young Child Found Living In The Roma Camp In Greece

October 24, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Ernie Allen, President and CEO of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children issues the following statement. “The…

Our Condolences to the Family of Arnie Burns

October 1, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) extends its sincere condolences to the family of board member…

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…

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