Secrétariat Général

Protéger les enfants et réunir les familles au-delà des frontières depuis 95 ans

The ISS/IRC at the Annual Seminar of the French Mission for Intercountry Adoption, together with the new ISS Member ad interim in France

The ISS/IRC went to Paris on 16 October, to the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, where the annual seminar of the French Mission for Intercountry Adoption took place.

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New reports from Cambodia were published in 2018

Two new reports from Cambodia were published in 2018: "Study on Alternative Care Community Practices for Children in Cambodia" and "Capacity development plan for family support, foster care and adoption in Cambodia 2018-2023". Both studies were commissioned by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY).

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If you work for children who are at risk of losing parental care or, children already in alternative care, then this course could be important for you. You might be a social worker or a care worker. You might be working for your government or local authority. You might work for an NGO. You might be a social work student or volunteer. Join this free course and see how it can help you to help the children in your care.

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The ISS/IRC at the informal meeting of European Central Adoption Authorities

ISS/IRC participated in the informal meeting of European Central Adoption Authorities that took place from 8th-9th of October 2018 in Brno (Czech Republic).

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A great man has left us

KOFI ANNAN Former UN Secretary General and a great advocate of Human and Children rights
Born April 1938, Kumasi, Ghana
Died August 2018 Bern, Switzerland

Kofi Annan Quote


ISS informal directors meeting

During the ISS informal directors meeting at the General Secretariat, the director general of « Droit d'Enfance » Mr Jean Luc Pujol and our Secretary General Jean Ayoub signed a cooperation agreement establishing « Droit d'Enfance » as ISS member a.i in France.

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Children with disabilities: “A Better Future Is Possible”

As you might have heard, the ISS Australia NSW Manager Damon Martin has been working with the ISS's General Secretariat on the network's Children with Disabilities (CWD) project. This project aims to promote the rights of CWD and to train caregivers on the specific needs on CWD.

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Workshops led by ISS in Haïti in order to reflect and exchange ideas about practices

On the joint initiative of the « Institut haïtien du Bien-Être social et de la Recherche (IBESR) » and of the French Embassy in Haiti, and thanks to the support of various partners (MAI, Terre des Hommes Lausanne and SOS-Children's Villages in Haïti), these workshops have gathered more than 50 professionals of different backgrounds:

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ISS/IRC together with ISS Australia - (ICAR 6) in Montreal from 8-12 July 2018

The ISS/IRC together with ISS Australia actively participated in the Sixth International Conference on Adoption Research (ICAR 6) hold in Montreal, Canada.

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New CFAB research on cross-border child protection & international family placements

1 in 4 children in need of protection who left the UK continued to be at risk of abuse or neglect as it was not possible, despite the efforts of social workers and other professionals, to safeguard them once they had travelled to another country.

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ISS at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Agadir

From 21 to 22 June 2018, ISS Switzerland and the ISS/IRC participated in the GFMD Thematic Workshop on Children and Youth on the Move: Implementing Sustainable Solutions that was held in Agadir (Morocco).

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ISS Global Report 2016