On May 8, 2014, the Human Rights Council (HRC) appointed Ms. Maud De Boer-Buquicchio (the Netherlands) as the new Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, starting his mandate the first week of June.

Ms. Maud De Boer-Buquicchio follows Ms. Najat Maalla M’jid, who did exemplary work as Special Rapporteur on the sale of children since her appointment in 2008 (was appointed by the HRC for a second mandate in 2011).

From the Inter-American Cooperation Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Exploitation, Smuggling of and Trafficking in Children (IIN-OAS) greet his appointed and express our willingness to work together on the issue.