The Code.org: An Industry Training Session on Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT)

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BANGKOK, February 14, 2017 — It is with great pleasure that UNICEF Thailand, together with The CODE, invites you to ‘An Industry Training Session on Preventing Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism (SECTT)’, to be held on 22 February in Thai and 23 February in English, from 9.00 am. to 16.00 pm. at Novotel Pattaya Modus Beachfront Resort, Pattaya. The participants can choose the date to attend, especially it’s free of charge.

Sexual exploitation of children is a crime that unfortunately occurs everywhere in the world. The travel and tourism industry in Thailand has become increasingly aware of issues of exploitation and abuses against children and has started to develop and implement strategies to prevent this crime.

It is important that the travel and tourism industry takes a proactive role in protecting children from sexual exploitation. The successful implementation of thorough CSR policies, including child protection measures, can dramatically lower the risk of children being exploited by travellers and tourists, and its consequent negative publicity, and contribute to building a strong and positive brand image.

The objectives of this forum are to strengthen knowledge of SECTT, strengthen capacity within the business sector to address SECTT, and foster the industry’s commitment to prevent SECTT. The activity in this training session is to trained staff to increase their potential in protection of children from falling into any risk circumstances by using scenario based, including sharing information and knowledge of SECC to staff members by specialist in Child’s Rights protection. We will also invite guest speakers to talk about the trend and situation of SECTT in Thailand and also cases they have found.

Please find attached participation form. Kindly return the participation form latest by Friday, 17 February to Ms. Orasa via orasa@thecode.org or you may contact her for further information at 02-215-3388 ext. 302. We will reserve seats for 5 participants from each company only.