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25 May: International Missing Children's Day

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In 2007, the Commission created the 116000, the European hotline number to report missing children and to offer guidance and support to their families, everywhere in Europe. On the occasion of International Missing Children's Day, Vice-President Viviane Reding urged EU Member States to step up their efforts to introduce child alert systems and make the missing children's hotline 116 000 operational as soon as possible.