30 December 2015

VGT Welcomes the Child Rescue Coalition

The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) welcomed the Child Rescue Coalition, the newest partner to join the alliance with the aim of promoting the efforts in the ongoing fight against online child sexual abuse and exploitation. The accession of the Child Rescue Coalition was approved following a vote by the Board of Directors of the VGT.

Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and Chair of the VGT, said: “The joining of the Child Rescue Coalition adds a significant value to the VGT, given the Coalition’s efforts and success in fighting online child sexual abuse. At the core of the coalition’s efforts is leading edge technology that provides compiled advanced data to child exploitation investigators around the world, to help track, apprehend and convict abusers who use the internet to harm young children.”

Major General Dr. Al Nuaimi stressed the keenness of the UAE to support the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) in achieving its goals in child protection and cooperation in combating crimes that target children globally. Additionally, he reiterated the UAE’s commitment to work, in its capacity as current chair of the VGT, to involve the largest number of law enforcement agencies within the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), so as to pursue their policing role, advance business and pilot programs, and mobilize the world public opinion and awareness-raising institutions, in a bid to reinforce concerted efforts in the field child protection against all forms of abuse.

“We are honored to be included among an elite group of organizations that are dedicated to the protection of children, the most vulnerable and vital assets of society,” said Carly Asher Yoost, President and founder of the Child Rescue Coalition. “The development of international relationships, networks and communications that this recognition affords us is instrumental to our continued growth and success in this area.”

According to the Child Rescue Coalition, the sophisticated Child Protection System technology has successfully aided in the prosecution and conviction of more than 6,500 online predators and rescued over 1,000 abused children in the past four years. Arrests have been made in over 20 countries.

It is worth mentioning that the Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a Boca Raton-based non-profit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt online predators.

Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement agencies, the Child Rescue Coalition’s Child Protection System technology has tracked 44 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from online sexual exploitation and abuse.

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