TitleMeasures to prevent illicit international trafficking in children and to establish penalties appropriate to such offences.
Requests Member States to provide information on current legal provisions and administrative rules applicable to the prevention and punishment of illicit trafficking in children, and on the misuse of international adoption agencies by criminal organizations involved in illicit trafficking in children that may have been uncovered by the relevant authorities; invites Governments to adopt the necessary measures in accordance with their legislation to ensure that all persons involved in illicit traficking in children are subject to prosecution in a manner commensurate with the seriousness of the crime; requests the Secretary-General to continue to gather the opinions of Governments on the elaboration of an international convention or conventions on the illicit traffic in children, and their suggestions on possible elements to be included in the text of a future binding instrument or instruments on that subject; requests the Secretary-General to conduct a survey, on the basis of existing international conventions, analysing the extent of which children are protected from becoming victims of illicit international trafficking, taking into account both substantive and procedural aspects of providing such protection, and to compile and analyse the data collected.
Adopted at the 47th plenary meeting, 24 July 1996. In: Resolutions and decisions of the Economic and Social Council, organizational session for 1996, New York, 25 Jan. and 6-9 Feb. 1996; resumed organizational session for 1996, New York, 2 Apr. and 2-3 May 1996; substantive session of 1996, New York, 24 June-26 July 1996; resumed substantive session of 1996, New York, 10 Oct. and 13-14 and 20 Nov. 1996 - E/1996/96 - p. 46-48 - (ESCOR, 1996, Suppl. no. 1).