Global Missing Children's Network

Global Missing Children's Network

The Global Missing Children's Network is a multilingual database featuring photos of and information about missing children from around the world. It was launched in 1998 as a joint program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® and International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children®.

Photos are one of the most effective tools in the search for missing children. Rapidly distributing a child's photo can make the difference between a fast recovery and prolonged search.

How it works

The Global Missing Children's Network is comprised of websites feeding into a central multilingual database. Members are trained and given access to a website interface which allows them to:

  • Customize their country's website to meet individual needs.
  • Link to the network and access the database to display information and photos of missing children in their country.
  • Create posters quickly and easily using the information entered.

Poster content on the Global Missing Children's Network website pages is managed solely by the foreign agency or organization that is responsible for running their country's website. NCMEC does not manage or determine any content on website pages hosted by the Global Missing Children's Network.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Global Missing Children's Network


There are 28 participating countries in the Global Missing Children's Network: