IINfancia Bulletin 5

IINfancia Bulletin 5   In the framework of the 91st Anniversary of the Inter-American Children's Institute, we are sharing the 5th edition of the IINfancia Newsletter. This edition has the participation of:   Andrea Tuana, Director of the El Paso Civil Association, Uruguay. Andrea Urbas - Director of Chicos.net Claudia Pacheco, Teacher trainer and researcher, Global Infancia, Paraguay. María Matilde Luna, Director of the Red Latinoamericana de Acogimiento Familiar –REL...
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Launch of the 1st CORIA NOTEBOOK: compiled from articles written by children and adolescent correspondents

Launch of the 1st CORIA NOTEBOOK: compiled articles written by children and adolescent correspondents   One year after the creation of the first Network of Child and Adolescent Correspondents in the region, the IIN publishes the first document of a series that will bear the name "CORIA Notebooks".   This publication is a compilation of all the articles written by members of the network, between 2017 and 2018, in which the authors have exercised their right to participation and opin...
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91st Anniversary of the IIN

91st Anniversary of the IIN   The Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN), will hold a ceremony on June 11 as part of its 91st Anniversary.   The headquarters of the Library Specialized in Childhood Dr. Luis Morquio -in honor of the Uruguayan pediatrician founder of the IIN- will be the space in which the representatives of the Inter-American System, diplomatic corps accredited in Uruguay, national authorities, representatives of international organizations and civil society, wil...
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PIC calls interested States to participate in blended learning courses: ESCNNA and Violence

PIC calls interested States to participate in blended learning courses: ESCNNA and Violence   The Inter-American Training Program of the IIN calls on States interested in participating in blended learning courses: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (ESCNNA), and Violence and Child Rights... Building Peaceful Environments (Agreement IIN/OAS-AISOS).   The semi-face-to-face courses are conceived as an activity carried out in co-responsibility with the participating States. &n...
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II Edition of the Workshop “Healthy development in violence free environments”

II Edition of the Workshop "Healthy development in violence free environments"   With the aim of contributing to the process of reflection, training and awareness about how different forms of violence affect the development of children, during Early Childhood, the Network of Civil Society Organizations for Early Childhood, the National Secretaría Nacional de Niñez y Adolescencia (SNNA) Paraguay and the IINOAS, carry out the Second Edition of the Workshop "Healthy development in violence-f...
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International Seminar “Participation of children and adolescents in the eradication of violence against children and adolescents”

International Seminar "Participation of children and adolescents in the eradication of violence against children and adolescents"   Towards the fulfillment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Government of Paraguay, the Christian Children's Fund of Canada (CCFC), the ChildFund Alliance, the United Nations and the IINOAS have organized the International Seminar "Participation of children and adolescents in the eradication of violence against children and adolescents".   P...
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Launch of the publication “On line with the region … Towards a Culture of Rights”

Launch of the publication "On line with the region ... Towards a Culture of Rights"   On the occasion of the International Day of the HelpLine for Children, May 17th, the Inter-American Children´s Institute and Child Helpline International launches the publication "On line with the region ... Towards a Culture of Rights".   The joint work carried out with CHI and the helplines of the region was carried out within the framework of the agreement signed between the two institutions, w...
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RIAMUSI completes its first training course in the Dominican Republic

RIAMUSI completes its first training course in the Dominican Republic   The Intergenerational Network of Multipliers of Safe Internet Use (RIAMUSI) coordinated by the IIN in cooperation with WorldVision International Dominican Republic, develops the face-to-face phase of its first training course from May 21 to 25 in Santo Domingo.   This is the final activity of a 10-weeks online course that is carried out by the Inter-American Training Program (PIC) that began in April, in which ...
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Eighth High-Level Cross Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Children

Eighth High-Level Cross Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Children   The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Violence Against Children, Marta Santos Pais, and the South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) develop the Eighth High-Level Cross Regional Round Table on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Children, which will take place from May 9 to 11, 2018.   The IIN wil...
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Director General presents Management Report to the Permanent Council of the OAS

Director General presents Management Report to the Permanent Council of the OAS   In compliance with article 91 (f) of the OAS Charter and article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Permanent Council, as well as article 26.c) of the Statute of the Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN), the Director General of the IIN, Víctor Giorgi, presents the Annual Activity Report to the General Committee of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS).   The annual r...
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Columbus Memorial Library presents inaugurates the photographic exhibition “An Album of Rights”

Columbus Memorial Library presents inaugurates the photographic exhibition "An Album of Rights"   In commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Inter-American Children's Institute, and in the framework of the presentation of the IIN Management Report to the Permanent Council of the OAS, the Columbus Library* presents the photographic exhibition "The Album of the Rights".   This sample is the result of the call that was made in 2017 and that attracted the attention of more than 60...
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OpiNNA: ¿How you are treated?

OpiNNA: ¿How you are treated?   In the framework of this meeting, the Executive Secretary of SIPINNA and UNICEF, launched the Ibero-American Survey on the Treatment of Children "OpinNNA: Tell me how you are treated", a simple 10 question survey aimed to children and adolescents between 8 and 17 years, in which they can give their opinion about the treatment they receive from adults in their homes, schools and communities.  The results of the survey will be presented at the Inter-American ...
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Regional Meeting on Investment in Childhood and Adolescence

Regional Meeting on Investment in Childhood and Adolescence   Under the slogan "Investment: Our version Children with Voice", the IIN participates in this intergenerational Meeting that seeks children and adolescents from different countries to learn, enjoy and make visible their reflection on investment and public budgets for childhood and adolescence.   Through pedagogical practices, games, exchange of experiences between countries, among others activities, technicians and adoles...
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Inter-American Meeting on Corporal Punishment against Children

Inter-American Meeting on Corporal Punishment against Children   With the purpose of generating a space for the analysis of challenges and exchange of good practices to end corporal punishment against children in the region, the Government of Mexico, the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations on Violence against Children, the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Children of the IACHR, the Latin American and Caribbean Network for the defense of the rights of chil...
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Regional Consultation on the Protection of Children from School Harassment

Regional Consultation on the Protection of Children from School Harassment   On April 27, an Expert Consultation on the Protection of Children of School Harassment will be held in Mexico City.   The purpose of this consultation is to enrich the knowledge and enhance the experiences and national actions of the countries of the Americas to promote a culture of peace, prevent and end violence, in particular harassment and cyberbullying.   The IIN, the Government of Mexico, the ...
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IIN-OAS trains officials from the Under Secretariat of Early Childhood of the Argentine Republic

IIN-OAS trains officials from the Under Secretariat of Early Childhood of the Argentina Republic   Within the framework of a request for technical support for the implementation of the National Early Childhood Care Plan carried out by the Undersecretary of Early Childhood of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (SENAF) of the Ministry of Social Development of the Nation, Lic. Javier Quesada, the IIN-OAS trains officials of this dependency through the implementatio...
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The first course of the Intergenerational Network of Multiplier Agents for the Safe Use of Internet (RIAMUSI) – Dominican Republic begins

The first course of the Intergenerational Network of Multiplier Agents for the Safe Use of Internet (RIAMUSI) - Dominican Republic begins   Next Monday, April 2, the first stage of the course will begin: "Intergenerational Network of Multiplication Agents of Safe Internet Use" (RIAMUSI), within the framework of an agreement between the Inter-American Children´s Institute and Adolescents and World Vision International - Dominican Republic.   This course is blended and will last ten ...
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IIN presents “An Album on Rights”

IIN presents "An Album on Rights"   Due to the massive participation of children and adolescents, the support of Member States and the dedication of the evaluation committee, the IIN-OAS will publish on November 20 “An Album on Rights”.   This digital project is the result of the Call during the first half of the year in the framework of the 90th Anniversary of the Inter-American Children's Institute and is a cultural, creative and expressive space in which participants could express th...
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IIN-OAS against the sexual and labor exploitation of children

IIN-OAS against the sexual and labor exploitation of children   Through its Inter-American Cooperation Program for the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Exploitation, Trafficking and Trafficking of Children, the IIN-OAS will participate as an observer and adviser* at the X Meeting of the Regional Action Group of the Americas (GARA).   This meeting which will be from Novembre 21-24 in the Ministry of Tourism of Mexico**, has as topics of discussion: Sexual and labor exploitation ...
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IIN-OEA provides technical assistance to NIÑ@SUR Initiative

IIN-OEA provides technical assistance to NIÑ@SUR Initiative   Continuing the regional agenda on the Participation of Children and Adolescents, the IIN-OAS will provide technical assistance for the promotion and protection of this right during the XXVIII Meeting of the Permanent Commission of the NIÑ@SUR Initiative, with the objective of institutionalize participation in this commission.   The Pro Tempore Presidency of MERCOSUR is in charge of the State of Brazil, which is why the m...
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Challenges in New Models of Intervention for Children in XXI Century Society

Challenges in New Models of Intervention for Children in XXI Century Society   From 17 to 19 October, the International Seminar on Children will be held at the Municipality of Monte Patria, Chile: "Challenges in New Models of Intervention for Children in the Society of the 21st Century."   Diversity and family judicature; violence, discrimination and bullying; training plans for educational agents and community mothers, some of the topics that will be addressed in this Seminar. &n...
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IIN-OEA against physical punishment

IIN-OEA against physical punishment   In the framework of the IX International Meeting of Legislators, Entrepreneurs and Special Guests, and the 17th International Meeting of Early Childhood and Preschool, the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) of the OAS will present two presentations that promote the strengthening and promotion of legislation prohibiting corporal punishment in childhood.   IX International Meeting of Legislators, Employers and Special Guests (11- 12 Octo...
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Member States of the OAS talk with Marta Santos Pais

Member States of the OAS talk with Marta Santos Pais   The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (UN) on Violence against Children, Mrs. Marta Santos Pais, will meet in a Conversation with the Member States of the IIN-OAS Directing Council observers and press for the purpose of discussing strategies for the eradication of all forms of violence on track to meet the Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.   *Marta Santos Pais was appointed as Special Represent...
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Inter-American Training Program begins courses of the 2nd Semester

Inter-American Training Program begins courses of the 2nd Semester   The call for the courses of the second semestre 2017 has culminated successfully.   More than 500 postulants, including public officials, non-governmental organizations and civil society from 25 Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), will receive an 8-week training that will allow them to move towards "... a Culture of Rights”.   The courses begin on September 4 under the virtual modality an...
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IIN/OAS Institutional Campaign “The Right of the Child to the Family”, based on the CIDH report on deinstitutionalization

IIN / OAS Institutional Campaign "The Right of the Child to the Family", based on the CIDH report on deinstitutionalization   The IIN, as part of its Action Plan 2015-2019, committed efforts in the creation and dissemination of a communication campaign that includes the main contents present in the report "The right of the child to the family. Alternative care. Ending the institutionalization in the Americas", prepared by the CIDH and UNICEF.   This campaign arises on the idea ...
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Begin the period of applications for the Inter-American Training Program courses (IIN-OAS)

Begin the period of applications for the Inter-American Training Program courses (IIN-OAS)   The IIN invites professionals linked to organizations and institutions that ensure the rights of children and adolescents in the region to apply for the second semester courses of the Inter-American Training Program (CIP).   The PIC offers the participants a free academic opportunity that allows them to train in specific themes related to the rights of children and adolescents. The mo...
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Workshop “Healthy development in environments free of violence” in Paraguay

Workshop "Healthy development in environments free of violence" in Paraguay   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN / OAS), the National Secretariat for Children and Adolescents (SNNA), the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC) and the Red de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil por la Primera Infancia, organized the Workshop "Healthy Development in Violence-Free Environments", within the framework of the Paraguay process "Pioneering Country Free of Violence towards Children" an...
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Child and Adolescent Correspondents (CORIA)

Child and Adolescent Correspondents   Through traditional and alternative media, childrens and adolescents have demonstrated their ability to communicate and discuss publicly on issues related to their rights, aspirations and concerns.   The Convention on the Rights of the Child recognizes child and adolescent participation in Article 12 (right to express opinions on all matters affecting them and to be taken into account), Articles 13 (right to freedom of Expression), 15 (right to fr...
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Closing of Calls Stories and Photos

Closing of Calls Stories and Photos   The next June 9 will dose the calls for short story "Rights should not be a fairy tale" and the Photographic Exhibition "An Album on Rights", on the occasion of commemorating the founding of the Inter-American Children's Institute, on its 90th Anniversary (1927-2017).   The stories and photographs should refer to the vision that children and adolescents have about the effective exercise of their rights and their relationship with the adult world. Pa...
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IINfancia Bulletin Nº 3

IINfancia Bulletin Nº 3   The Inter-American Children's Institute, within its 90th Anniversary, will publish the IINfancia Bulletin No. 3 in its second period on June 9. The IIN thanks to the collaboration of leading figures from the region who enrich with their contributions this new edition.   It is expected that this publication will contribute to the reflection and implementation of concepts, contributing to advance "Toward a Culture of Rights".   The publication w...
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90th Anniversary IIN

90th Anniversary IIN   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN), a specialized organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) in children and adolescents will celebrate 90 years of its foundation on June 9.   Since its foundation, the IIN has taken as its reference document the Child Rights Table, considered one of the most important antecedents of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That document was declarative and did not imply commitment for of the States...
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Representative of Haiti at the IIN is awarded by the Government of France

Representative of Haiti at the IIN is awarded by the Government of France   The Government of France recognizes with the Order of the Knights of the Order of the Grand Cross - Legion of Honor the work of the Director General of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research (IBESR) and Representative of Haiti to the Council Director of the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) to Ms. Arielle Villedroin.   As Director of IBESR, Ms. Villedroin has demonstrated her commitment to str...
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Designation of June 9 as “Americas Children and Youth Day”

Designation of June 9 as “Americas Children and Youth Day"   In the frame of the festivities of the 90th Anniversary of the Inter American Children’s Institute and with the sponsorship of the Permanent Missions of Chile, Peru and Uruguay, the draft resolution to designate June 9th – date of the foundation of the Institute – as Americas Children and Youth Day was presented in the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States   The draft resolution was considered during th...
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Cycle of Conectad@s Project Workshops in Central America States and the Dominican Republic

Cycle of Conectad@s Project Workshops in Central America States and the Dominican Republic   With the objective of strengthening the capacities of the authorities responsible for protecting children’s in Central America and the Dominican Republic by providing them with tools for the digital inclusion of children´s, the Organization of American States (OAS), begins a series of workshops in the framework of the project "Guidelines for the empowerment and protection of the rights of children and ...
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Inter-American Training Program starts courses in the first semester

Inter-American Training Program starts courses in the first semester   With more than 1000 applicants from 24 Member States of the Organization of American States (OAS), the Inter-American Training Program (PIC) ended successfully the call for the first semester courses of the IIN.   The courses offer a free academic opportunity that allows the training in specific themes related to the rights of children and adolescents, with the aim of moving “towards a culture of rights".  ...
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Call for a Collection of Short Stories

Call for a Collection of Short Stories   With the purpose of promoting and encouraging children's participation in the region, through artistic, expressive and creative spaces, the IIN, within the framework of its 90th Anniversary, invites them to take part in a Collection of Short Stories “RIGHTS SHOULD NOT BE A FAIRY TALE”   Bases and Conditions EN
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Call for a Photographic Exhibition

Call for a Photographic Exhibition   On the occasion of celebrating its 90 years of existence, whit the purpose of promoting and encourage the participation of children´s and adolescents from OAS Member States to participate in the photographic Exhibition “An Album on Rights”.   Bases and Conditions   
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Permanent Mission of Uruguay and the IIN call for a working breakfast

Permanent Mission of Uruguay and the IIN call for a working breakfast   In order to discuss the work agenda of the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) and proposals to celebrate its 90th Anniversary, the Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the OAS and the IIN summon all Permanent Missions to a breakfast of work.  
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The IIN moderates Forum for Strengthening the Protection System – Paraguay

The IIN moderates Forum for Strengthening the Protection System - Paraguay   With the purpose of generating a space for analysis and debate on compliance with the Code - Law No. 1680/2001 regarding the installation and effective operation of the National System for the Protection and Integral Promotion of Children and Adolescents, the National Children and Adolescents (SNNA) and the Government of the State of Paraguay, will hold the National Forum for Strengthening the Protection System i...
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The IIN and the IACHR against violence

The IIN and the IACHR against violence   This region is afflicted with deep inequalities that generate proper environments for the emergence of groups dedicated to criminal activities and associated to that the concerning levels of violence and crime. This constitutes a serious problem of human rights and exposes children and adolescents to a set of violations of their rights.     The IIN and the Rapporteurship on the Rights of the Child, share the conviction that violence ...
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Rapporteur: Maras, youth gangs and other forms of organized violence

Rapporteur: Maras, youth gangs and other forms of organized violence   The first International Forum on Preventing Violence against Children, which addressed the issue of “Maras, youth gangs and other forms of organized violence” was held on 26 and 27 July, in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador.   The event was organized by the National Council for Children (CONNA) and the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN-OAS), and was attended by representatives from the States of Costa...
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The IIN participates in the Workshop Seminar “Growing in Healthy Environments”

The IIN participates in the Workshop Seminar "Growing in Healthy Environments"   On March 28, 2016 the IIN held a workshop seminar "Growing in Healthy Environments" and later participated in the Technical Dialogue with the Local Reception Committee (CRL in spanish) of the Integral Protection System for Children and Adolescents Against Violence (SIPIAV in spanish).   Both activities were organized by SIPIAV organization, and were developed in the city of Bella Union, department of A...
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Seminar Workshop IIN and SIPIAV – Artigas, Uruguay

Seminar Workshop IIN and SIPIAV - Artigas, Uruguay   On April 29, 2016 the IIN conducted the Workshop Seminar "Growing in Healthy Environments" in the city of Artigas, Uruguay.  The activity was organized by the Integral Protection System for Children and Adolescents Against Violence (SIPIAV in spanish), and counted with the massive presence of leading authorities and actors from different management levels of institutions that integrates the Child Integral Protection System, among them w...
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Technical Meeting of the Global Movement for Children for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC MMI)

Technical Meeting of the Global Movement for Children for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC MMI)   On 9th and 10th March took place a Technical Meeting of the Global Movement for Children for Latin America and the Caribbean (MMI-LAC), attended by 12 of the 16 organizations.   The activity was developed in Panama an had the presence of Ms. Esmeralda Arosemena, new Children Rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (CIDH), and Ms. Marita Perceval, new Regional Di...
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Workshop on Implementation of the Convention on the International Abduction of Children and Adolescents

Workshop on Implementation of the Convention on the International Abduction of Children and Adolescents   On December 14, 2015 the IIN participated in the "Workshop on Implementation of the Convention on the International Abduction of Children and Adolescents, organized by the Children, Youth and Family Direction of the State of Honduras, in Tegucigalpa city, Honduras.   The activity counted with the presentation of the Children Youth and Family Department (DINAF) of Honduras, the ...
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Seminar “Children in the News”

Seminar "Children in the News"   On December 2, 2015 the IIN participated in the seminar "Children in the News", organized by the National Service for Minors (SENAME), in the city of Santiago, Chile. The activity was developed at the University Alberto Hurtado and was attended by students and different actors of the public and private Media. The Representation of the Institute was in charge of Daniel Claverie, coordinator of the communication area, who spoke about Children and the Media f...
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United for a protected Children in the ICTs

United for a protected Children in the ICTs   On 30 November and 1 December 2015 the IIN participated in the activity "United for a protected Children in the ICTs: Combating Child Sexual Abuse Online", organized by the Representation for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Center for Children Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC LAC), with the support of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of UNICEF (UNICEF LACRO) in Quito, Ecuador.   The activ...
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90th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the IIN

90th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the IIN   The last 23, 24 and 25 November 2015 in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, was developed the 90th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council. After the generous offer of the State of Guatemala and through the Social Welfare Secretariat of the Presidency, the annual meeting of the highest body of the Institute was performed, within the beauty and hospitality of this country. In this opportunity and for being the first year of the Direct...
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VII Latin American Congress of Children and family

VII Latin American Congress of Children and Family   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) participated in the VII Latinoamerican Congress of Children and family - November 2015 developed from 18th to 20th November 2015 in the city of Mendoza, Argentine. The consultation was organized by the Latin American Association of Magistrates, Officials, Professionals and Operators of Children, Youth and Family (ALAMFPyONAF). The activity was Attended by different actors in the judiciary sy...
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The IIN participates in the 6th International Congress on Family

The IIN participates in the 6th International Congress on Family   On 17 and 18 November 2015 the IIN participated in the 6th International Congress on Family, organized by The National System for Integral Family Development (DIF), in the city of Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.   The activity was developed at the Convention and Exhibition Center Yucatan Siglo XXI and was attended by leading authorities and academics of the region. The representation of the Institute was in charge of the G...
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Strategies to address the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents

Strategies to address the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents   On 16th November, the IIN participated in the city of Santiago, Chile, in the Seminar "Strategies to address the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents", organized by the National Service for Minors (SENAME) under the blended course on "Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents", which provides the IIN sharing responsibility with States that are added to the proposal.   The activit...
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Signing of Cooperation Agreement IIN and Hemispheric Network of Parliamentarians and Ex-Parliamentarians for Early Childhood

Signing of Cooperation Agreement IIN and Hemispheric Network of Parliamentarians and Ex-Parliamentarians for Early Childhood   On October 15, 2015, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico took place the meeting and signing of this cooperation agreement between the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) and the Hemispheric Network of Parliamentarians and Ex-Parliamentarians for Early Childhood. Among the agreements reached the IIN offers to allocate in the institutional website a virtual spac...
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Second International Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children in the context of Travel and Tourism

Second International Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children in the context of Travel and Tourism   On October 7, 2015 the IIN participated in the "Second International Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation of Children in the context of Travel and Tourism", organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, in the city of Bogota, Colombia.   The activity was held at the Tequendama International Center and was attended by representatives o...
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The IIN participated in the National Meeting ¨10 years of the 10 years Law on Protection of Rights of Children and Adolescents¨

The IIN participated in the National Meeting ¨10 years of the 10 years Law on Protection of Rights of Children and Adolescents¨   The Inter-American Children's Institute, IIN, participated in the National Meeting "10 years of the Law on Protection of Rights of Children and Adolescents, developed on September 29th in the city of Bs. As., Argentina. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Social Development of the Presidency of the Nation and it took place in the Cultural Center Nestor...
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Seventh Regional Consultation of Helplines for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Seventh Regional Consultation of Helplines for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) participated in the "Seventh Regional Consultation of Helplines for Children in Latin America and the Caribbean" developed from 22th to 24th September in the city of Managua, Nicaragua.   The consultation was organized by Child Helpline International (CHI), the Ministry of Family Youth and Children of Nicaragua (MIFAN), with the support of Plan ...
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IIN participates in the Workshop on Juvenile Justice System, Guatemala

IIN participates in the Workshop on Juvenile Justice System, Guatemala   On August 27, 28 and the 29 The IIN participates of the workshop Approach to building and strengthening community support network to serve the juvenile justice system organized by the Ministry of Social Welfare (SBS) of the Presidency of Guatemala. Since 2013 the Institute has been working with SBS on the topic Adolescent Criminal Responsibility and especially in promoting non-custodial measures of freedom. The activ...
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Agreement IIN and the Uruguayan Book Chamber

Agreement IIN and the Uruguayan Book Chamber   The last August 28th, 2015 the IIN and the Uruguayan Book Chamber sign an exchange and cooperation agreement. In this new management, the IIN arises deepen in communication strategy to develop new virtual spaces, to exchange experiences, tools, instruments, etc., technical, cultural and recreational issues, targeting children and adolescents in which actual exercise of their rights to be promoted. In this sense, initiatives from the Uruguayan...
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Magistrates from the State of Ecuador visit the IIN

Magistrates from the State of Ecuador visit the IIN   On August 24, we received with enthusiasm at the Inter-American Children's Institute, magistrates of the State of Ecuador, Angelina Veloz Bonilla and Tatiana Ordeñas Sierra.   It was an interesting meeting, in which technicians from the Institute could exchange about the current IIN and lines of work, as well as the reality of Ecuador regarding different childhood topics. Some of them were the importance of deepening the Gender ...
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IIN Mission in Paraguay

IIN Mission in Paraguay   From 11 to 14 of august 2015 the IIN participates in different activities in the State of Paraguay. The mission integrates activities of the General Director of the institute, Ps. Victor Giorgi, with authorities from the Children and Adolescents Ministry (SNNA) and the Working Group on Communication and Human Rights under the "niño sur" initiative. Also, the activities weekly schedule culminates with the participation of the IIN in the Accountability Act for Chil...
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The IIN and the SNNA of Paraguay sign a technical assistance agreement

The IIN and the SNNA of Paraguay sign a technical assistance agreement   The last 13th August 2015 in the city of Asunción, Paraguay, the IIN signed a technical assistance agreement with the Secretary of Childhood and Adolescence (SNNA) of Paraguay. The objective of the agreement is contribute with technical assistance for the installation of a capacitation system for the promotion of Children Rights to Participate, in the context of public policy of the State of Paraguay.   ...
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The IIN and the OEI sign an institutional cooperation agreement

The IIN and the OEI sign an institutional cooperation agreement   The last 13th of August 2015 in the city of Asunción, Paraguay, the IIN signed an institutional cooperation agreement with the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI in spanish) establishing a general framework for inter-agency cooperation and technical assistance in areas of common interest. These areas are: Development and implementation of research projects; Exchange of documents and specific information; Development...
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Rapporteurs from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child visited the IIN

Rapporteurs from the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child visited the IIN   This week we were pleased to receive at the IIN headquarters a visit by members of the Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations. Our team had the opportunity to exchange views with Sara Oviedo, Vice President and Jorge Cardona Llorens; both representations expressed their willingness to form a partnership with the IIN and to conduct joint activities in favor of child rights.  ...
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IIN participates in United Nations Cross – Regional Meeting

IIN participates in United Nations Cross - Regional Meeting   The IIN was represented at the 5th Cross Regional Meeting on the Elimination of Sexual Violence against Children. Attending by designation of IIN Director General Victor Giorgi was Senior Specialist Anne-Marie Blackman. Convened by the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Violence against Children (SRSG), this high level meeting was hosted by the Council of Europe at its headquarters in Strasbourg, France on Ju...
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88th Anniversary of the Inter American Children´s Institute

88th Anniversary of the Inter American Children´s Institute   We kindly ask for your dissemination of this event, reason why we are sending the present communication. INFORMATIVE NOTE Last June 9, the 88th anniversary of the foundation of the Inter American Children´s Institute was commemorated. In the offices of the Institute a public event was carried out, it counted with the participation of Ambassadors and representatives of the States of the Inter American System; National authoritie...
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The IIN presents its annual report to the Permanent Council of the OAS

The IIN presents its annual report to the Permanent Council of the OAS   The President of the Inter-American Children's Institute, Lic. Zaira Navas presented last April 23 Annual Report to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States met in Washington, D.C. Accompanied by the Director of the IIN-OEA, Lic. Victor Giorgi, the work stood out of the IIN-OAS whit the member states, development of the Action Plan 2011-2015 and the results of the XXI Pan American Child and Ado...
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Call for Internships of the Office IIN-OEA

Call for Internships of the Office IIN-OEA   The Inter-American Children's Institute and the Organization of American States OAS, gives you the opportunity to make your internship in your different areas: Early Childhood, Criminal Responsibility, International Abduction of Children and Adolescents, Participation, Sexual Exploitation, Caribbean Region and Communication and Information, all in an excellent working environment, where we will work to strengthen, protect and promote the rights...
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Lic. Victor Giorgi assumed as General Director of IIN-OAS

Lic. Victor Giorgi assumed as General Director of IIN-OAS According to the provisions of the Secretary General of the OAS, Dr. José Miguel Insulsa, from the application determined by the Directing Council - OAS during the 89th Ordinary Meeting to be held in Brasilia, Brazil. On April 17. Lic. Víctor Giorgi assumed the General Directorate of the Inter- American Children's Institute (IIN) for the period 2015-2019.   Giorgi , of uruguayan nationality, has a long and distinguished career in ...
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89th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN)

89th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN)   On December 9, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil, the 89th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN), was performed. Before the inauguration of the XXI Pan American Child Congress and Adolescents; with the participation of 26 representatives of delegations Member States of the OAS*.   At the head table were the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, His E...
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Caribbean Virtual Forum on Child Participation

Caribbean Virtual Forum on Child Participation   The Inter-American Children´s Institute, in collaboration the Open Campus of the University of the West Indie, and in coordination with the Government of Brazil, organized a Caribbean Virtual Forum on Child Participation.   The Caribbean Virtual Forum took place simultaneously on various sites of the Open University, on November 18, 2014. These activities were intended to focus the attention of stakeholders across the Caribbean on ke...
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11th Report to the Secretary General of the OAS on CSEC

11th Report to the Secretary General of the OAS on CSEC   Since 1999, and pursuant to OAS General Assembly resolution AG/RES. 1667 (XXIX-O/99) of 7 June 1999, the Inter-American Children Institute (IIN) has been submitting annual reports to the Secretary General of the OAS on the status of action undertaken by member states in order to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the Americas, an activity which, on the basis of the resolutions quoted above, falls within...
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Virtual Training Programme IIN – OAS 2012

Virtual Training Programme IIN - OAS 2012   Annually, the IIN develops the Virtual Training Programme giving virtual training in the different lines related to the Action Plan 2011 - 2015, approved by the States on the 86th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the IIN (Uruguay September 2011). These courses are targeted to public officials and specialists that work in the child and adolescents rights scope.   To give a better attention to the training necessities of the Stat...
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IN – OAS Newsletter Nº 9: Comprehensive Care for Early Childhood

  IN - OAS Newsletter Nº 9: Comprehensive Care for Early Childhood   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) presents a special newsletter on Comprehensive Care for Early Childhood, one of the priorities of the Action Plan for the period 2011- 2015. See Newsletter 9
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Updated Version of the ANNAObserva Website

Updated Version of the ANNAObserva Website   We invite you to visit the updated version of ANNAObserva, the website for the Inter-American Programme for the Prevention and Eradication of Sexual Commercial Exploitation, Illegal Trafficking and Trade in Children and Adolescents. In addition to the existing CSEC Observatory, the site includes a section on publications, in which you will find the principal papers produced by the programme, as well as technical assessment-related information o...
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IIN – OAS Newsletter Nº 8: Child Rights in Disaster Risk Management

IIN - OAS Newsletter Nº 8: Child Rights in Disaster Risk Management   The Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) presents a special newsletter on child rights in disaster risk management, one of the priorities of the Action Plan for the period 2011- 2015.   The issues of managing the risk of disaster and how States act in the face of emergencies and during their recovery processes have attracted increasing interest in the region in recent years. Evidence shows that disasters hav...
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Presentation of the IIN Action Plan 2011 – 2015 to the OAS Permanent Council

Presentation of the IIN Action Plan 2011 - 2015 to the OAS Permanent Council   At the session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) held on Friday, December 9th, the Vice President of the Directing Council of the IIN and Representative of Panama to the Directing Council, Ms. Gloria Lozano, presented the IIN Action Plan 2011 - 2015.     The session was chaired by the Permanent Council President, Ambassador Bayney R. Karran, Permanent Repre...
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Members of the IIN team took part in the DevInfo 6.0 Technology Training Workshop

Members of the IIN team took part in the DevInfo 6.0 Technology Training Workshop   This training workshop took place at IIN headquarters in Montevideo, Uruguay, between 28 November and 1 December, and was led by Ruth Queiroz and Omar Sirvino Herrera, both of whom are DEVINFO-LAC technicians.   Designed by UNICEF as a rights-monitoring tool, DevInfo is a database used to compile and disseminate information regarding human development, which is being used in several different States...
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Guatemala: The Institution of Early Childhood Public Policy and its System of Indicators

Guatemala: The Institution of Early Childhood Public Policy and its System of Indicators   On Friday, 25 November, the ceremony for the institution of early childhood public policy and its system of indicators was held at the National Palace of Culture. The event was presided over by the President of the Republic, Álvaro Colom, and attended by ministers, vice-ministers, secretaries of State, civil servants and members of the diplomatic corps, as well as by the Director General of the IIN,...
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Colombia advances towards the implementation of a rights monitoring system

Colombia advances towards the implementation of a rights monitoring system   As a result of the technical assistance that the IIN has been providing to the State of Colombia, progress has been made regarding the design and implementation of a system which will make it possible to follow up and monitor levels of compliance with child rights.    This system is based on a number of indicators which involve four groups of rights and make it possible to visualize levels of progress rega...
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Training Workshop on the “Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”

Training Workshop on the “Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”   Yesterday, 21 November the first stage was launched in the city of Guatemala of the training workshop on the “Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”, organized by the IIN and the Social Welfare Secretariat (SBS, in Spanish) of the Republic of Guatemala, for civil servants who participate in the migration circuit. The second training stage will take place...
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Presentation of the Report on Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas

Presentation of the Report on Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas   The report on Juvenile Justice and Human Rights in the Americas produced by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNICEF, Save the Children and the State of Luxembourg was presented in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 17 November 2011.   n this report, the IACHR makes recommendations with the purpose of strengthening institutions, ...
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Regional Seminar on “Public Policy for the Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood from the Perspective of Rights”

Regional Seminar on “Public Policy for the Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood from the Perspective of Rights”   The Regional Seminar on Public Policy for the Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood from the Perspective of Rights will be held on 15 and 16 November in Panama City, as part of the project for the “Promotion and Protection of Children Rights in the Inter-American System”, which is implemented by the IIN and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). &n...
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Workshop for the Implementation of the Operating Protocol for Ombudsmen for Children

Workshop for the Implementation of the Operating Protocol for Ombudsmen for Children   With the purpose of disseminating the Operating Protocol for Ombudsmen for Children and developing a route sheet for its implementation within the People´s Ombudsman Office in Paraguay, the IIN is holding a technical assistance workshop in the city of Asunción on 3 and 4 November, with the participation of 25 officials from that Office.   This is the last of a cycle of workshops carried out withi...
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The Family as a Stakeholder in the Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood: Second Technical Meeting in Colombia

The Family as a Stakeholder in the Comprehensive Protection of Early Childhood: Second Technical Meeting in Colombia   Further to the technical assistance provided by the IIN to the State of Colombia, within the context of the project on the “Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights in the Inter-American System”, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), a second technical meeting was held in Bogotá, Colombia.   The meeting took place on 31 October and wa...
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Central American Workshop to Promote Child Rights in the Media

Central American Workshop to Promote Child Rights in the Media   As part of the project on the “Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights in the Inter-American System”, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Central American Workshop to Promote Child Rights in the Media took place in the city of Guatemala from 24 to 27 October 2011.   The workshop was carried out on the premises of Mariano Gálvez University and targeted government officials, journal...
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Public Policy on Child Rights Course in Jamaica

Public Policy on Child Rights Course in Jamaica   The Public Policy on Child Rights Course began on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica in the framework of the project “Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children and Adolescents in the Inter-American System (Project IIN-ACDI)” sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The course will convene every Wednesday until November 30, 2011 for a total of seven classes.   The IIN-OAS and the Gover...
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Communication Strategies and Child Rights Course in Jamaic

Communication Strategies and Child Rights Course in Jamaica   The Communication Strategies and Child Rights Course was held October 24-28, 2011 in Kingston, Jamaica in the framework of the project “Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children and Adolescents in the Inter-American System” sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).   The IIN-OAS and the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) in coordination with the University of the West Indies through The Caribbe...
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Refresher Workshop on Children´s Rights with Emphasis on Participation

Refresher Workshop on Children´s Rights with Emphasis on Participation   On October 19 -21 the Refresher Workshop on Children´s Rights with Emphasis on Participation was carried out in Guatemala City, with the participation of 18 staff members of the Social Welfare Secretariat (SBS). This activity was included within the framework of the Project on “Protection and Promotion of Children's Rights in the Inter-American System”, financed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)...
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The IIN Presents the Results of the Application of the Work Model for the Promotion of the Right to Identity in Guatemala

The IIN Presents the Results of the Application of the Work Model for the Promotion of the Right to Identity in Guatemala   As part of the project on the “Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights in the Inter-American System”, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the presentation of the results of the application of the work model for the promotion of the right to identity and birth registration, developed by the IIN together with the National Registry of P...
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National Workshop for the validation of the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV)

National Workshop for the validation of the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV)   The National Workshop for the validation of the National Plan of Action for an Integrated Response to Children and Violence (NPACV) was held in Kingston, Jamaica on October 14, 2011 in the framework of the project “Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children and Adolescents in the Inter-American System (Project IIN-ACDI)” sponsored by the Canadian Intern...
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Workshops for implementing the “Performance Protocol for Ombusdmen for Children”

Workshops for implementing the “Performance Protocol for Ombusdmen for Children”   Together with the People´s Ombudsman of Panama, a workshop was held in Panama City, Panama for the purpose of implementing the “Performance Protocol for Ombudsmen for Children”. This activity was included within the framework of the project “Promotion and Support for the Development of Ombudsmen for Children”, which is carried out by the IIN with financing from the Spanish Agency for International Developm...
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IIN Technical Assistance to Paraguay

IIN Technical Assistance to Paraguay   As part of the activities of the Inter-American Programme for the Prevention and Eradication of Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Smuggling and Trafficking of Children, the IIN is providing technical assistance to Paraguay for the preparation of its 2012-2016 National Plan for the Prevention and Eradication of CSEC.   In this context, on October 13th a meeting with members of the National Secretariat for Childhood (SNNA) took place in Asunción, ...
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Workshop with staff members of the Human Rights Procurator´s office of El Salvador

Workshop with staff members of the Human Rights Procurator´s office of El Salvador   Together with the Human Rights Procurator's office of El Salvador, a workshop was held in San Salvador for the purpose of implementing the “Performance Protocol for Ombudsmen for Children”. This activity was included within the framework of the project “Promotion and Support for the Development of Ombudsmen for Children”, which is carried out by the IIN with financing from the Spanish Agency for Internati...
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Guatemala-Mexico Second Binational Workshop Project on “The Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”

Guatemala-Mexico Second Binational Workshop Project on “The Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”   The Guatemala “Mexico Second Binational Workshop took place in Ciudad de Mexico on 3- 4 October 2011, within the framework of the project on the “Protection of the Rights of Unaccompanied Migrant Children”.   This event was organized by the Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN), the Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF - National S...
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III Consultative Council Meeting of Project IIN-ACDI

III Consultative Council Meeting of Project IIN-ACDI   In the framework of the Project entitled Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Children and Adolescents in the Inter-American System supported by the financial cooperation of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the III Consultative Council meeting of the Project occurred on September 28, 2011 in the headquarters of the Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN) in Montevideo, Uruguay.   The meeting transpir...
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86th Regular Meeting of the directing Council of the IIN

86th Regular Meeting of the directing Council of the IIN   The 86th Regular Meeting of the directing Council of the Inter - American Children's Institute (IIN) will be held in the city of Montevideo, on 29 and 30 September 2011. During the Meeting, the IIN's Action Plan 2011 - 2015 will be voted by the Member States, giving route to the actions of the IIN for the following 4 years.   More information in "Regular Meetings of the Directing Council of the IIN".
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Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Inter-American Democratic Charter

Tenth Anniversary of the Signing of the Inter-American Democratic Charter   On 11 September 2001, during a special session of the General Assembly and by means of resolution AG/RES. 1 (XXVIII-E/01), the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IDC) was adopted in Lima, Peru, this reaffirmed two essential aspects of the strengthening of democracy in the Americas: the participatory nature of democracy in the member states, which contributes to the consolidation of democratic values and of freedom...
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Colombia: Technical Assistance Provided by the IIN

Colombia: Technical Assistance Provided by the IIN   Further to the implementation of the project on the “Promotion and Protection of Children´s Rights in the Inter-American System” with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the First Technical Meeting was held in Bogotá, Colombia, last 13 September, on the subject of conceptual contributions and analysis of experiences tending towards family strengthening for the full development of children.   This ...
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