Secrétariat Général

Protéger les enfants et réunir les familles au-delà des frontières depuis 96 ans

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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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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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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ISS/IRC together with ISS Germany (FIF e.V.) during the Federal Adoption meeting in Bonn from 12-13 June 2018

From 12 to 13 of June 2018, the ISS/IRC together with ISS Germany (FIF e.V.) participated in the federal meeting on intercountry adoptions at the Ministry of Justice in Bonn (Germany).

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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 in Nepal - Cross Border Child Protection in South Asia

From 29 to 31 May 2018, ISS participated in a workshop on the 'Role of The Hague Conventions in Cross-Border Child Protection in South-Asia' in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focussed on the cross border movement of children from South Asia and mechanisms to support safe migration.

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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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HCCH Brochure: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1993 HC

At the occasion of the 1993 Hague Convention's 25th anniversary, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference in association with ISS/IRC has published a brochure recalling the Convention's "basics" and providing an overview on accomplishments and areas to improve.

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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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May 2018: ISS at 13th Euroadopt International Conference in Milan

ISS had the honour to partner with Euroadopt in the organisation of their bi-annual meeting with 300 adoption stakeholders primarily from Europe but also Africa and the Americas.

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