Faroe Islands and Greenland sign UN protocol on children’s rights

Pair pledge to fight against commercial sexual exploitation of children

The Faroe Islands and Greenland on Monday signed a UN protocol relating to the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, thus taking an important step to improving children’s rights.

By signing the international agreement, the two self-governing Danish territories are sending a strong signal that they will, in the future, fight against the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

In May 2000, the United Nations’ Convention on the rights of the child was expanded by two optional protocols, including one on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.

Denmark ratified the protocol on 24 July 2003.