Migration and Home Affairs

Combating sexual abuse of children online: a Global Alliance for greater results

Friday, 30 November, 2012

The Global Alliance aims to unite efforts around the world to more effectively combat online sexual crimes against children. A one day launching conference took place in Brussels today under the High Patronage of H.M. Queen Paola of Belgium. Experts and practitioners from participating governments, as well as representatives from NGOs or international organisations and academics examined the state of the problem and discuss the different policy targets of the Global Alliance.

Ministers from the participating countries had the opportunity to express their endorsement of the Alliance. They made political commitments to pursue a number of key policy targets and goals, notably:


  • enhancing efforts to identify victims and ensuring that they receive the necessary assistance, support and protection;
  • enhancing efforts to investigate cases of child sexual abuse online and to identify and prosecute offenders; 
  • increasing children's awareness of online risks;
  • reducing the availability of child pornography online and the re-victimization of children.


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