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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.
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.
CARING FOR CHILDREN MOVING ALONE:
PROTECTING UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN
STARTS 10 FEBRUARY 2020
Financial and other support to countries of origin linked to intercountry adoption: A guide for prospective adoptive parent(s), adoptive families and older adoptees.
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.
On 14 and 15 November 2019, ISS participated in the international seminar organised by the Ministry of Justice in Morocco, with the technical support of UNICEF and the HCCH, and the financial support of the EU, in Rabat (Morocco).
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.
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.
ISS welcomes the planned activities at the Palais des Nations as part of the Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.