Globe Tourism Network on Child Safety Executive Committee meets in Bremen

Globe Tourism Network on Child Safety Executive Committee meets in Bremen

Today within Berlin at Villa Kastaia resort the Executive Committee (ExCom) from the World Tourism Network on Kid Protection by UNWTO had it’ s yearly meeting on the sideline of ITB Berlin.

Attending

Chair
Carol Bellamy
Governments
H. E. Najib Balala, Ressortchef (umgangssprachlich) of Tourism of Kenya
Widad Sherman, Chief of Personnel, Ministry of Tourism, Kenya
Tokiaritefy Rabeson, General Director associated with Tourism Development, Ministry of Travel and leisure, Madagascar
Khin Than Earn, Deputy Director General, Ministry associated with Hotels and Tourism, Myanmar
Zeyar Myo Aung, Director, Travel and leisure Promotion, Ministry of Hotels plus Tourism, Myanmar
Magdalena Montero, Adviser to the Minister of Travel and leisure of Uruguay and Representative of the particular Regional Task Force for the Security of Children in Travel and Travel and leisure of the Americas (GARA)
Police force
Mohamed Basheer, Chief Inspector, Head of Family and Child Defense Department, Maldives Police Service
Private sector
Arnaud Herrmann, VP Sustainable Development, Accor Resorts
Andreas Mueseler, Chairman from the Sustainability Committee, German Travel Organization (DRV)
Nikki White, Mind of Destinations and Sustainability, ABTA
Elise Allart, Manager associated with Sustainable Development, TUI Benelux & TUI Group 2

Civil Society/NGOs
Joanna Rubinstein, President & CEO, World Years as a child Foundation USA
Dorothy Rozga, Executive Director, ECPAT International
Rosa Martha Brown, President plus Founder of Infantia Foundation & International Federation of Executive Ladies in Travel (FIASEET), Mexico
Media
Juergen Steinmetz, Author and President, eTurboNews
Worldwide Organizations
Beth Verhey, Mature Advisor, Children’ s Rights plus Business, UNICEF
Simon Steyne, Senior Adviser of the Fundamental Concepts and Rights at Work, ILO
UNWTO Secretariat
Má rcio Favilla L. de Paula, Professional Director
Marina Diotallevi, Mind, Ethics and Social Responsibility Program
Igor Stefanovic, Senior Program Assistant, Ethics and Social Obligation
Observer
Ms. Alice Akunga, Country Representative, UNICEF Maldives

After welcoming comments by Má rcio Favilla D. de Paula, Executive Director, UNWTO, discussed was the upcoming special program at ITB 2017 entitled; Government authorities as champions of child safety in tourism

Uruguay presented best practices on Tourism plus prevention of sexual exploitation of kids in the Americas
The Modern Captivity Act and its implications for travel and leisure industry stakeholders was introduced simply by ABTA. The Approach of the Organization of British Travel Agents (ABTA) had an interesting program among the members
Further discussed: Guidelines by ExCom participants: Putting kid protection in the context of the Int’ l Year of Sustainable Travel and leisure for Development / implementation associated with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Advancing youth empowerment through vacation and tourism: UNWTO/Amadeus/Government of Kenya pilot project in Nairobi