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Satyarthi calls on Norwegian PM, seeks support for global law against online sex abuse, trafficking

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nobel Laureate Monday called on Norwegian and sought her support to the demand for a legally-binding international convention against online sexual abuse, and

is on a three-day visit to during which she will hold talks with on a host of issues with an aim to expand the multi-faceted bilateral partnership and also call on and Vice M Venkaiah Naidu.

Solberg, in a one-on-one meeting with at the here, expressed her support to his demand, according to a statement from the Nobel Peace Laureate's office.

has been meeting global leaders to seek their support for the new convention. German Angela Merkel, of Panama Juan Carlos Varela, among others, have extended their support to the cause, it said.

"Satyarthi and discussed the very important role of the youth in achieving the children related sustainable development goals that he got incorporated into the international policy agenda back in 2015," according to the statement.

"Both the leaders also discussed about promoting quality, inclusive and equitable education for all children," it added.

The child rights activist has proposed that the legislation should be backed by a new against online child pornography, child sexual abuse and child trafficking to provide victims with holistic support.

He has already written to all Heads of States with his appeal for a new convention. This request has also been submitted to the UN and the (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the statement said.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 22:20 IST