International Missing Children's Day

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International Missing Children's Day
Date May 25
Next time 25 May 2018 (2018-05-25)
Frequency annual

International Missing Children's Day is celebrated on May 25, the same day as the United States' National Missing Children's Day designated by Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Background[edit]

Launched in 1998 as a joint venture of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) and the US's National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN) is a network of countries that connect, share best practices, and disseminate information and images of missing children to improve the effectiveness of missing children investigations.[1][2][3] The Network has 23 member countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the US.[3]

Every year on May 25, GMCN members pay respects to International Missing Children’s Day, honoring missing and abducted children while celebrating those who have been recovered.[4] Following the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz in New York City, May 25 was established as Missing Children’s Day in the US by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.[5][6]

In 2001, the tribute spread worldwide.[7][8] ICMEC coordinates the Help Bring Them Home Campaign in 22 countries, in conjunction with International Missing Children’s Day, to spotlight the issue of child abduction around the world, and to suggest to parents some steps they can take to protect their children.[9][10][11][12][13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global Missing Children's Network". NCMEC. 
  2. ^ EC-Council (2009). Computer Forensics: Investigating Network Intrusions and Cyber Crime. Cengage Learning. pp. 11–26, 11–31 to 11–33. ISBN 1435483529. 
  3. ^ a b "Activities in More than 22 Countries around the Globe will Remember Missing Children on May 25". MarketWatch. May 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ Gareth O'Connor (May 25, 2014). "International Missing Childrens Day". Today FM. 
  5. ^ "May 25 – International Missing Children’s Day", Help Bring Them Home
  6. ^ "National Missing Children's Day", Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  7. ^ "International Missing Childrens Day May 25, 2014", An Garda Síochána, May 25, 2014
  8. ^ "Missing Children's Day passes unnoticed". The News International, Pakistan. May 26, 2010. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Missing Persons: International Missing Children's Day: May 25". Australian Federal Police. Archived from the original on 2014-12-06. 
  10. ^ Jack Quann (May 25, 2014). "Today marks International Missing Children's Day; It is estimated 8 million children are reported missing each year". newstalk. 
  11. ^ "In 2012, 311 children went missing in Greece". GR Reporter. May 25, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Missing Children Day May 25, 2011", Youtube (video), DontYouForgetAboutMe
  13. ^ " Countries around the world honor International Missing Children’s Day on May 25" Archived 2014-12-14 at the Wayback Machine., ICMEC

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