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In response to the unprecedented situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISS is dedicating this special section on its website to sharing resources that can support professionals (at the national and international level) working to protect children and support families during this time.
As part of its partnership under the joint project initiated in 2019, on 6 May, ISS and UNICEF gave together a remote training on residential care in times of COVID-19 in Mexico.
ISS had the honour of remotely meeting over twenty passionate LLM students to explain the nature of the organisations' work as well its adaptation to COVID-19.
Financial and other support to countries of origin linked to intercountry adoption: A guide for prospective adoptive parent(s), adoptive families and older adoptees.
COVID-19: Adapting Child Protection Case Management
STARTS 29 JUNE 2020
As part of the Day of General Discussion on children without parental care that will be held by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva on September the 18th. A call for application to create two advisory team is launched. One committee will be composed of children (under 18) and the other of young people (18 to 25) concerned by alternative care.
An international conference in Lyon, France, will take place on 12 and 13 March 2020, during which the newly established European Platform for Access to Personal and Family Rights (EPAPFR) will be officially launched.
The Working Group on Alternatives to Immigration Detention of the UN Network on Migration recently released practical recommendations with guidance for States and stakeholders on preventing and responding to COVID-19 in the context of immigration detention.
ISS assisted as an observer to the first plenary meeting of the Committee for the Rights of the Child of the Council of Europe (CDENF) hold in Strasbourg from 4-6 February.