Child Protection in Tourism, Phase II

Project completed

This project will contribute to improving quality and competitiveness in travel and tourism, an economic sector providing significant economic and employment benefits in developing countries. By strengthening a voluntary sustainability standard, the proposed project will support institutional expansion and infrastructure development for TheCode.org, in order to prevent and combat sexual exploitation of children in tourism and to improve the tourism sector's sustainability and competitiveness. The specific objectives of this proposal include the establishment of the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct as a voluntary sustainability standard and quality control mechanism in tourism, and to strengthen its global organizational structure- to improve the quality of the Code implementation, by strengthening the national, regional and international implementation- to support the implementation of the Code in Switzerland through the local code representative (LCP), ECPAT Switzerland.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Global
nachhaltigerhandel
01.09.2011 - 31.12.2017
CHF  1’515’000
Background

The Code was originally elaborated in 1997 by ECPAT Sweden, in the wake of rising concern about sexual exploitation of children in tourism and travel. The Code was registered as an international non-profit association in Sweden in 2004. Subsequently and with UNICEF support the secretariat of The Code moved to New York, where it was hosted by ECPAT USA. Between 2001 and 2010 the number of The Code signatory companies went from 8 to 989. SECO decided to support this initiative from 2011 as it has a direct link to the topic of tourism.

Objectives

Overgoal : Ensure the establishment and functioning of The Code organization (www.thecode.org), a global network and a tool which contributes to the protection of children against sexual expoitation of children in travel and tourism (SECTT).

Medium-term outcomes

Outcome 1: The Code is established as a voluntary sustainability standard and quality control mechanism in tourism and its global organizational structure is strengthened.

Outcome 2: Improved quality of The Code by strengthened national, regional and international implementation.

Outcome 3: Protecting children from sexual exploitation in travel and tourism in Myanmar.

Results

Expected results:  

1. To establish the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct as a voluntary sustainability standard and quality control mechanism in tourism, and to strengthen its global organizational structure.

2. To improve the quality of the Code implementation, by strengthening the national, regional and international implementation.

3. To support the implementation of the Code in Switzerland through the local code representative (LCR), ECPAT Switzerland .


Directorate/federal office responsible SECO
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
  • Other private local implementation partner


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    1’515’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF    1’380’000
Project phases Phase 3 15.05.2013 - 31.12.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.09.2011 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)