Intensifying efforts to combat sexual exploitation of children in the tourism industry
Development partnership with the private sector supports The Code in a pilot project in Thailand
| BMZ | 2014
The Code of Conduct for the Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism (The Code) is the tourism industry‘s largest initiative to date aimed at combating sexual abuse of children in the tourist trade. The Code was established by the global children‘s rights organization ECPAT in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and a number of Scandinavian tour operators in 1997. The initiative seeks to encourage companies to sign The Code, committing them to implementing and reporting on its six criteria.