Trafficking in children

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Commercialization of children
Sale of children
Enslavement and exploitation of minors
International traffic in minors

Children are bought from mothers, especially in countries where there is great poverty, who, perhaps, hope their children will have a better future. Children are also kidnapped to be sold for the purposes of economic exploitation, criminal activities, begging, child pornography or child prostitution, medical experimentation and organ transplants and adoption.


In Romania babies were sold for export to earn foreign currency. Foreigners who wanted to adopt children had to pay thousands of dollars different expenses and bribes.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST