National Code of Conduct for the Protection of the Rights of Girls, Children and Adolescents in Travel & Tourism

The Ombudsman of the CABA, with the initiative of Deputy Ombudsman Jose Palmiotti through the Tourist Ombudsman CABA, in the year 2009 It became the first public body to join the national code of conduct by an act of commitment, to prevent sexual exploitation of girls, Children and adolescents based on the recognition of children as subjects of rights that must be guaranteed by the State. Has to date 72 member institutions.

The draft Code of Conduct was born as an initiative of the World Tourism Organization, ECPAT International and a group of Scandinavian tour operators, developed both sending and receiving countries, with the participation and commitment of the tourism industry to discourage and punish the commercial sexual exploitation of girls, children and adolescents associated with travel and tourism.

The Code of Conduct is a voluntary instrument of accession and a tool for social responsibility, It is containing guidelines of conduct for companies, agencies and tourism professionals can defend and / or protect the child and youth rights.

The actions needed to promote it are developed through the Ministry of Tourism Responsible Tourism and Childhood Program's Office.

The Tourist Ombudsman CABA promised to take appropriate measures to protect children, Adolescent girls and Labor Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism implementing the criteria of the code of conduct detailed in below:


  1. Make the commitment made by the public institution to promote the Code of Conduct.
  2. Inform and sensitize all members of the organization to meet and conduct themselves in accordance with the practices and policies Protection of the Rights of Girls, Children and Adolescents; and for the proper handling of situations of infringement of such rights that arise during the performance of their specific tasks. Professionals and staff included in the organization act as preventive agents of sexual exploitation, labor and trafficking of children tending the interests of the child as a guiding principle.
  3. Report by placing external symbols and generate information material (literature, advertisements, stickers, banners, etc.) to communicate to residents and tourists of CABA's commitment through promoting adherence to the Code of Conduct
  4. Develop actions to promote the Code of Conduct to encourage the Entity of Tourism and other related areas of the Government of the CABA adhere to and implement the Code of Conduct.
  5. Train "Key Players" that replicate awareness and coordinate the Action Plan through its Program Tourist Ombudsman.
  6. Submit an annual report evaluating the actions taken and the obstacles to achieving the objective proposed. It will be presented to the committee implementing the Code of Conduct coordinated by the Mintur.

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