Summary: Children from five countries across the Greater
Mekong Sub-region are gathering in Bangkok
from 11th to 17th October, 2004 to take part
in the Mekong Children’s Forum (MCF).
It’s the first time such an event has been held and gives children
the opportunity to discuss among themselves, and with sub-
regional policy makers, their views about human trafficking.
The children come from areas most affected by trafficking in
Cambodia, China (Yunnan and Guangxi Provinces), Lao PDR,
Thailand and Viet Nam.
Twenty-five children in total, all of the young delegates participated
in national or provincial forums in their home countries,
before being selected to attend the MCF.
By the end of the Forum, the children will have drafted a
Mekong Children’s Agenda for Action on Human Trafficking.
The Agenda, and its recommendations, will be offered to
senior Government officials taking part in a multi-country initiative to
combat cross-border trafficking (the COMMIT process). Owner: The Mekong Children's Forum