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04 October 2018 /
ISS Switzerland at the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council
Child Protection
Unaccompanied minors

ISS Switzerland Director – O. Geissler was a speaker at a side event to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council. 

This session, on the theme of "Child-rights compliant returns and sustainable solutions for children in the context of international migration" was organized by UNICEF and Save the Children, in Geneva. The event brought together around 100 participants and 17 Missions from different regions and experiences on migration. 

O. Geissler recalled the need of implementing sustainable solutions for children on the move in a way that goes beyond immediate protection towards a tailored solution for the child. He underlined the necessity of an effective transnational collaboration to ensure a continuum of care for these children. 

The West African Network for the protection of children (WAN) was briefly presented as a response to the movement of children in this region.