The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

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Since 2007, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) has served as an international point-of-contact, providing technical assistant to countries for the development of Rapid Emergency Child Alert Systems. Since 2016, ICMEC has partnered with Facebook to assist in spreading AMBER Alerts on its social media platform.

As of May 2018, the following countries have joined the United States in providing an emergency child alert system for their citizens:

Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan (Province of China), and the United Kingdom

To assist countries in their development, ICMEC has created a Framework outlining the main components necessary for an alert.

View the Rapid Emergency Child Alert Framework


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