CRC Optional Protocol on the sale of children

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the

 Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children,

 Child Prostitution and Child Pornography

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and

accession by General Assembly resolution A/RES/54/263
of 25 May 2000  entered into force on 18 January 2002

The States Parties to the present Protocol,  

Considering that, in order further to achieve the purposes of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the implementation of its provisions, especially articles 1, 11, 21, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36, it would be appropriate to extend the measures that States Parties should undertake in order to guarantee the protection of the child from the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography,  

Considering also that the Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing any work that is likely to be hazardous or to interfere with the child's education, or to be harmful to the child's health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral or social more