Fifth High-Level Cross-Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence against Children, Council of Europe HQ Strasbourg - France

18/06/2015 - 19/06/2015

The Cross-Regional Round Table will focus on the prevention and elimination of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. 2015 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography and five years since the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention for the protection of children against sexual exploitation and sexual abuse (the Lanzarote Convention).

Building upon the contribution of these key treaties and other regional instruments, the Round Table will provide a platform to exchange experiences, share information and to discuss the specific challenges related to the elimination of sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of children. Its outcome will also contribute to prepare the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the launch of the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children and the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Agenda for Action at the First World Congress against Commercial Exploitation of Children in 2016.