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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Don’t overlook rights!

"All discussions about migration must place the migrant, as an individual, at the centre. Any discussion on migration, in particular in the context of development, must not overlook the rights, wellbeing, safety and dignity of migrants.”

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WAN presented in a NGO hearing at the UN Committee on Migrant Workers (CMW)

21st of April 2016, ISS Switzerland Director, Olivier Geissler participated in a NGO hearing organized by the OHCHR at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

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Participation of ISS Switzerland at the International network Council in Melbourne

From 8 to 12 April 2016, the members of ISS International Network met in Melbourne, Australia, to attend the International Council which takes place every two years in a member country.

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Assessment mission to Lebanon for the Safe Parks project

From January 20 to 24, project officers Rolf Widmer and Marie Emery, went to Lebanon for a first assessment mission.

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Leading a workshop on unaccompanied minors at the 6th Swiss Symposium on asylum

The 6th Swiss Symposium on asylum, with the theme "Towards Integration: from protection to participation" was held on January 21st and 22nd 2016 in Bern.

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