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Children on the Move: ISS promotes transnational social casework for child-sensitive return and reintegration at UNICEF New York

Julie Rosicky (ISS USA) and Olivier Geissler (ISS Switzerland) represented the ISS network at an important expert workshop dealing with the topic of Child-Sensitive Return and Reintegration on the 1st of March 2019 at UNICEF New York Headquarters. The meeting convened partners from governments, UN agencies and civil society.

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10 December: ISS in Marrakech to support key messages of Global Compact on Migration

Given the core theme of migration as part of ISS' mandate since 1924, the General Secretariat and ISS Switzerland represented the ISS network at the UN Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

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ISS UK issues a fact sheet on the impact of Brexit on Children and Families Crossing Borders

This fact sheet developed by CFAB – the ISS member in UK - explores the rights of EU children in care in the UK, the Government's settlement scheme and future international cooperation in relation to family law cases.

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ISS/IRC in Guinea Conakry for a training of judges and other actors of the child protection system - 18-19 October 2018

From 18 to 19 October 2018, the ISS/IRC had the opportunity to provide a training to a group of 23 actors from the child protection and adoption system in Guinea Conakry.

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The Guide for IFM is now available in Arabic and Portuguese

The ISS General Secretariat is proud to present the Arabic and Portuguese versions of the Guide to International Family Mediation. From now on, the guide is available in 9 languages and allows even more people around the world to learn on international family mediation and its advantages related to resolving cross-border family conflicts

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Anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

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ISS in Lebanon – Training on Alternative Care

From 3 to 4 December 2018, ISS provided a training session on best practices in alternative care to a team of social workers from ISS Network Member, Himaya.

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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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5-8 December 2018: International experts meet in The Hague to progress efforts towards protecting children in surrogacy

International multidisciplinary experts met to progress efforts towards protecting the rights of children in surrogacy arrangements around the world by drafting international principles.

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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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