Report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography

This report of the ’Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography’ was submitted to the Human Rights Council. It describes the activities undertaken since the last report in March 2013.

The Special Rapporteur, coming to the end of her six-year tenure, reflects on recent developments and shortcomings in addressing the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. Among those topics she addresses are: sexual exploitation of children online, child prostitution, sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism, child trafficking, sale of children, and child marriage. She describes the issues that contribute to making these issues complex and demanding of complex solutions: evolving social norms, increasing global demand, the spread of the internet, and globalized financial transactions.

The Special Rapporteur ends her report with diverse protection strategies that can be undertaken by governments, civil societies, NGOs, and other involved parties.

Published 2014-08-05

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