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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ISS on the radio!

Special programme devoted to separated children

RTS la 1ère devoted a special programme to Separated Children on January 18 on "Hautes Fréquences". Two stories of interest were portrayed. The first highlighted a center for young migrants in Sicily, the second focused on a teacher’s initiative to help separated children in the canton of Vaud and heard from a young migrant living in Lausanne.

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Olivier runs again for the benefit of children in West Africa

On 29th August, our colleague will run a race of 168 kms long around Mont-Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland.

Please support him and make a donation !

All the money will go directly to vulnerable children and families in Liberia.

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IFCO European Conference 2014

The European Conference 2014 of the International Foster Care Organisation (IFCO) is going to be held on August 26-29 in Waterford City (Ireland). Chosen theme: “Ensuring the Rights of the Child, and Family-based Services”.

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Swiss network of children rights

NGOs report to the Children rights Committee

The Swiss network of children rights – of which ISS is an active member – publishes its report on children rights implementation in Switzerland. The report highlights the different fields where children rights are not guaranteed in Switzerland.

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Separated children in Switzerland

Exhibition " Unaccompanied Minors in Switzerland ? And then ... "

Each year, 300 to 600 unaccompanied minors arrive in Switzerland . Who are these children and young people who migrate alone ? What is their voice? What are their rights ? At the heart of the current revision of the law on asylum , what is our responsibility as the host country in light of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) ? The " Unaccompanied Minors exhibition in Switzerland ? And then ... " illustrates the worrying situation of these children and adolescents who are outside their country of origin without their parents or their legal representative.

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