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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Results of the conference on cross-border child protection

In cooperation with partners including the Hague Conference of Private International Law, the University of Geneva and several Central Authorities, ISS network organized an international conference that brought together, from 21 to 23 October in Geneva, various actors to debate and exchange ideas for the strengthening and implementation of the 1996 Hague Convention worldwide, as well as to analyse its synergies with the Brussels II Bis Regulation and to promote ISS involvement in cross-border child protection globally.

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Unaccompanied minors express themselves: Publication of the first issue of "My voice for you"

A few weeks ago, the Swiss Foundation of the International Social Service (ISS) organized a one week workshop camp for unaccompanied minors (MNA) in the Vaud Alps. This event aimed to create, with these young people, the first issue of a newspaper that is dedicated to them.

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Awareness day of recommendations of the Committee for Children's Rights

On September 17 at the Museum of Natural History in Geneva was held the awareness day of the Committee's recommendations on children's rights. This meeting brought together over 80 people from civil society, federal, cantonal and communal administration, academia and politics.

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Success at the gala dinner in favor of Syrian refugees children

In the beautiful setting of the gourmet restaurant “Le Vieux-Bois” in Geneva, was held on September 18, a charity gala for children Syrian refugees. A hundred people answered present at the event which was the occasion to raise awareness of our NGO, ISS Switzerland.

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Referencing of Swiss organizations specialized in the search of persons

Une liste d’organisations actives dans la recherche d’origines et de personnes basées en Suisse et/ou à l’étranger est maintenant disponible.

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