The Swiss Foundation of the ISS

© Corine BugnonWith its network active in 140 countries, the Swiss Foundation of the ISS provides help on a transnational scale to children and families facing social and/or legal problems.


Our main concern is that every child can grow up safely, in a stable family environment giving him the best possible perspectives for the future.


Our main fields of intervention: Protection of Children - The Rights of Parents - Child Abduction - Alimony Payments - International Adoption - Search of Origin - Binational Couples - Unaccompanied Minor Refugees - Immigration Law.

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Annual meeting of ISS member countries leaders

The annual meeting of ISS member countries leaders took place from 16 to 18 May in Athens, at the invitation of ISS Greece, founding member of our Network in 1924.

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International manual: Children on the move

From protection towards a quality sustainable solution - A practical guide

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Date de publication: 2017

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Legal representation of unaccompanied minors in the face of legislative revisions

In search of regularization and opportunities, unaccompanied minor asylum seekers (UMAs) face many procedural obstacles. Their safety, in particular, may be jeopardized if the appointment of a legal representative is not ensured. Anchored in Articles 19, 20 and 22 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), this measure of protection has been the subject of particular attention by the Committee on the Rights of the Child in its General Comment No. 6.

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New Zurich platform for children and young migrants

The website ankommen-zh, launched in February 2017, is a new source of information and has numerous offers for children and young migrants.

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20 years ago, on February 24 1997, the Swiss State ratified the Convention on the rights of the child!

The Convention on the rights of the child (CRC), which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on November 20 1989, is the most ratified Convention in the world. This international instrument is revolutionary for its recognition of children as actors of society and of their rights.

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