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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Secretary General of the OAS visited IIN headquarters

Secretary General of the OAS visited IIN headquarters   October 4, 2011 The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Dr. José Miguel Insulza, visited the headquarters of the Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN) which is located in Montevideo since its inception in 1927 and according to the 1968 agreement with the Government of Uruguay. This visit was carried out during the 86th Regular Meeting of the Directing Council which took place on September 29th and 30th...
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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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Semi-Distance Course on Training Trainers in the Promotion of Child Participation

Semi-Distance Course on Training Trainers in the Promotion of Child Participation   The face-to-face stage of the semi-distance course on “Training Trainers in the Promotion of Child Participation” began last 5 September in Kingston, Jamaica, within the framework of the project on the Promotion and Protection of Children´s Rights in the Inter-American System, implemented by the IIN and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).   The objective of this course, which was ...
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Special bulletin on Violence

Special bulletin on Violence   We are pleased to inform you that our Special Bulletin on Violence 2011 is available. Within the framework of the IIN Action Plan 2011 - 2015, the theme of violence is addressed in three specific areas: Teenage Criminal Justice, Sexual and Commercial Exploitation and International Child Abduction, in accordance with the agreements reached in the IIN Directing Council Work Group for the purpose of drawing up the Action Plan. Article 19 of the Convention on...
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Online courses in English

Online courses in English   The IIN is pleased to announce that the courses of the Online Training Program in English are now open for registration. The online training courses are the following:   Update Course on Child Rights: Targeting professionals from different fields who are active in the promotion and protection of child rights. The course will take place from 20 September to 12 November 2011. Promotion and Protection of Child Participation: Aimed at technical staff,...
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Guatemala: Training Course in the use of the DevInfo Platform

Guatemala: Training Course in the use of the DevInfo Platform   As part of the project on the Protection and Promotion of Children´s Rights in the Inter-American System, executed by the IIN, together with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and further to the implementation of the Child Rights Monitoring System in Guatemala, a training course in the use of DevInfo technology was held in that country from 22 to 26 August 2011.   This platform was designed by UNICEF...
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Monitoring and Follow-Up Workshop for the Situation of Child Rights in Guatemala

Monitoring and Follow-Up Workshop for the Situation of s in Guatemala   A workshop entitled Making Visible in order to Guarantee was carried out in the city of Guatemala on 27 July, in order to advance towards the implementation of the rights monitoring system on which the IIN, together with senior authorities of the State of Guatemala, has been working for 18 months.   On this occasion, the activity was jointly organized by the IIN, the Social Welfare Secretariat (SBS, in Spanish)...
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