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...
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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

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" and the National Plan for the Comprehensive Development of Early Childhood (PNDIPI). &...
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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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15th Report to the Secretary-General of the OAS

15th Report to the Secretary-General of the OAS   In compliance with the Resolution of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) AG/RES. 1667 (XXIX-O / 99) of June 7, 1999, the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN) presents 15th report to the Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, on measures taken by Member States to prevent and eradicate Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents (ESCNNA) in the Americas.   Through this report, the...
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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. P...
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IINfancia Bulletin Nº 3

Publication of 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 wi...
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90th Anniversary IIN

90th Anniversary of the 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 Stat...
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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”

RELEASE 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 ...
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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 c...
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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". &nb...
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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

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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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 in which the Inter-American Children's Institute (IIN-OAS), represented by th...
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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 and insecurity must be confronted through comprehensive, holistic ...
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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 Rica, Guatemala and Mexico, as well as by national and international civil society ...
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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 Director of UNICEF. The meeting objective was to promote a joint work between the technicians of members organizations...
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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 Artigas, Uruguay. The intense work day was attended by featured authorities and actors of di...
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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 we highlight the active participation of members of the Ins...
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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 International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC), the Central Authority of Uruguay, the Honduras's Judici...
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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 from rights perspective.
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The IIN participates in the Activity

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 activity was developed at the Amazon River Hotel and was attende...
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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 Director General of the IIN Victor Giorgi, the meeting focused heavily o...
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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 system: Judges , professionals, operators, social technicians,...
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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 General Director Victor Giorgi, who spoke on the fundamental importance of the fa...
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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 activity was the presential phase of the course, and count with the participants who passed the ...
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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 space in which to showcase materials and information on the management and activities of the Hemispheric Network. Furthermore, the specific...
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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 of different public, private, national and international and academic entities. The Institute was represented by the Director General, Vi...
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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 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 Kirchner. It counted with the presence of authorities from de Minister, the National Secretary of Children, Youth and Family (SENAF). Th...
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The IIN participates in the 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 International Inc. and World Vision. The purpose of the activity was to provide a space for discussion and an...
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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 June 18 and 19, 2015. The SRSG´s annual Cross Regional Meeting serves ...
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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 activity takes place in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, site that will host in the mo...
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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 Book Chamber will be reason to broadcast and also to ...
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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 perspective in working with children and families; the need to train o...
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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 Children and Adolescents, which will ...
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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. Image: SNNA Paraguay
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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 of meetings and events; - Development of projects and / or specific ...
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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. In her intervention, Sara Oviedo highlighted the importance of strengthening our ties and working togeth...
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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 authorities; representatives from international organizations and civil society...
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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 Adolescent Congress, held last 10 to 12 December in Brasilia, Brazil. Likewise the exp...
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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, Communication and Information. All in an excellent working environment, where we will work to strengthen, protect and promote the rights of children, girls and adolescents in the region. En...
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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 the field of childhood and adolescence and integrates the IIN techni...
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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 key issues related to the XXI Pan American Child Congress. The Cong...
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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 (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nica...
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