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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.
CARING FOR CHILDREN MOVING ALONE:
PROTECTING UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN
STARTS 10 FEBRUARY 2020
International Social Service (ISS) continues to refine the draft principles throughout 2019; this work will continue next years. The preparation of these Principles was recommended by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children in 2018 (UN Doc. A/HRC/37/60), in her recommendation: [At the international level]:
Getting Care Right for All Children:
Implementing the UN Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children
2019 marks a double celebration: the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the 10th anniversary of the UN Guidelines. It is the perfect occasion to take part in this free massive online open course (MOOC), which delves into what the UN Guidelines look like in practice. Over 12 000 persons have already participated in the course and children are benefiting.
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).
In the context of the 30th CRC anniversary celebrations on November 18-20, ISS will lead the session on the 19 November on children's rights in the age of biotechnology, where Stephanie Raeymaekers and Sonia Allan have organised a number of donor conceived persons, including surrogate born persons to present from across the world.
At the invitation of ISS Malta (Malta Foundation for Social Welfare- "FSFW"), ISS/IRC and ISS France provided a training session on intercountry adoption for ISS Malta staff members from 9 to 11 September 2019.