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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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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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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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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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 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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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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