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MARCH 2021: ISS launches the Verona principles for the protection of the rights of the child born through surrogacy

Following a comprehensive consultation process as well as substantive contributions from over 100 different experts covering multiple disciplines and perspectives, regions, national and international contexts, the Verona Principles for the protection of the rights of the child born through surrogacy (Verona Principles) are now being published in 2021.

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ISS and UNICEF Mexico

In the context of the joint project between ISS and UNICEF Mexico implemented since 2019, Elaine Weisman, Programme and Training Manager at ISS-USA, delivered a training on cross-border child protection case management to relevant authorities as well as UN agencies and civil society based in Tijuana and Mexicali, Baja California (Mexico).

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Kafalah - Preliminary analysis on national and cross-border practices

This new kafalah publication calls for a greater respect of the rights of makfoul children.

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MOOC: COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management

STARTS 12 October 2020

Equip yourself: Unique free training opportunity on how to implement the plethora of COVID-19 technical notes and improve child protection, by adapting case management.

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#COSP13 side event

Join us on December 4th at 4:30 pm GMT for a #COSP13 side event on parent and family leadership in preventing institutionalization of children with disabilities.

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ISS presentation at international webinar on alternative care for children on the move

On 11 September, Dr Chrissie Gale, a international child protection expert representing ISS, presented at an international webinar organised by UNICEF, the International Detention Coalition, the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, AC (IMUMI), UNHCR and SOS Children's Villages.

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MOOC: Child Protection Case Management post COVID-19?

Following thousands of comments and responses posted by the 8,000 course participants for the MOOC on COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management, as well as research and evidence being issued by child protection agencies, the Taskforce identified the need to plan for support for children for the evolving situation and in particular post-pandemic scenario.

To this end, three international experts were invited to provide short videos containing advice and opinions of experts in different regions of the world.

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Join thousands of colleagues working to either prevent unnecessary separation of children from their families and/or find quality alternative care through this international massive open online course (MOOC). This training was developed by leading international agencies and experts working in child protection. Course runs in English, French and Spanish.

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Over 26,000 participants from over 140 countries have learnt how to offer the best possible alternative care, protection and support to the thousands of unaccompanied and separated children on the move. Course has been adapted to include working in COVID-19 context.

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July 2020: ISS participates in 3rd meeting of HCCH's Working Group on preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry adoption

From 8 to 10 July, ISS had the privilege of joining discussions with over 50 experts from at least 20 countries on developing a toolkit to prevent and respond to illicit practices. This is the first remote HCCH working group meeting since COVID-19.

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ISS Global Report 2019-2020

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