Press Release

Statement on the Passing of Anne-Marie Lizin

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) released a statement today regarding the passing of Anne-Marie Lizin:

Everyone at ICMEC was saddened to learn of the passing of long-serving Board member and friend Anne-Marie Lizin. We extend our deepest condolences to Anne-Marie’s family and friends. A former President of the Belgian Senate, an ICMEC Board member since 1998, and a compelling voice for women and children everywhere, Anne-Marie always was a strong advocate for causes in which she believed. Her unflagging commitment to the rights of women and the need to eradicate human trafficking strongly complemented ICMEC’s goal of making the world a safer place for all children. She will be deeply missed.


The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) is a 501(c)(3) non-governmental, non-profit organization working to make the world a safer place for all children by eradicating child abduction, sexual abuse and exploitation. Since its inception in 1998, ICMEC has: trained over 7,000 law enforcement officers from 122 countries; worked with governments in more than 100 countries to refine or implement laws against child pornography; increased global participation in International Missing Children's Day, which has been commemorated in more than 20 countries across 6 continents since 2001; and created a 23-member Global Missing Children's Network. ICMEC is headquartered in the United States, with regional representation in Brazil and Singapore. For more information go to