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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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-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/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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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