The Global Missing Children's Network (GMCN) was established in 1998 by the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC). Belgium, Brazil and Canada were the first countries to join. ICMEC provides access to a free website and a multi-lingual management database to help display photos and information of missing children in hope that someone will recognise and assist in the return of a missing child around the world.
The GMCN enables law enforcement and non-government organisations to quickly and easily create and disseminate posters using the information they enter into the missing children management database. There are more than 4,000 missing children featured through this Network today.
There are now 24 countries forming part of the Network working together to help bring missing children home.