YOKOHAMA– A four-day international conference concluded here Thursday with the adoption of a statement reaffirming the need for the protection and promotion of the right of every child to be protected from all forms of sexual exploitation.

In the statement, titled the “Yokohama Global Commitment 2001,” participants in the Second World Congress against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of the Children stated their commitment to the early ratification of international instruments such as the ILO Convention No. 182, whose premise is the Prohibition and Immediate Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labor.

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