The forum was co-hosted by the African Union, the WePROTECT Global Alliance and the UK Government, and was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11 – 12 December 2019. The Global Summit united key partners from governments, civil society, the technology industry, law enforcement agencies and research institutions against online child sexual exploitation.
During the two-day event, the Guatemalan government was represented by the Secretariat Against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (SVET), was provided with the knowledge, tools and networks required to understand the nature and prevalence of online child sexual exploitation, and the means to implement a strategic global response. Experiences, best practices and positive developments were shared.
Nick Whittingham, British Ambassador to Guatemala, said:
“This forum is a crucial event in progressing the global agenda on tackling online child sexual exploitation and unite efforts to prevent and tackle this issue in Guatemala.”