Submission of the SRSG
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children – Marta Santos Pais
The United Nations Study on Violence against Children addressed a number of different aspects of SECTT. It drew attention to evidence pointing to an increase in the prevalence of child sexual exploitation, including exploitation by tourists and travellers. It noted further how the evolution of information and communications technologies (“ICTs”) provided new avenues for offenders to gain access to children in the context of tourism and travel. The UN Study also emphasised the critical role of the private sector – especially the tourism sector – in preventing and addressing SECTT.