Celebrating 90 years of international service (1924-2014)
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International Social Service (ISS) is a global network assisting families, children and single adults with social problems across international borders.
As an international not for profit organisation, we’re active in more than 100 countries worldwide through our network of members.
Each year, we provide services to more than 50,000 people around the world.
One of the most challenging issues of the 21st century is movement across borders, as a result of international migration, displacement or other factors.
This makes ISS’s services highly relevant in today’s world. Some of our key areas of activity include:
If you, or someone you know, is seeking assistance with issues such as these, ISS may be able to help.
Please contact the ISS member in your country in the first instance – go here for contact information.
The ISS network is coordinated by a General Secretariat (GS) based in Geneva. More information on ISS can be found on the GS’s website at www.iss-ssi.org.
ISS is an international network of non-profit organisations, composed of professional staff and specialised volunteers, committed to preserving, establishing or re-establishing the links between family members in an international context.
ISS is dedicated to finding solutions for the protection of unaccompanied minors, neglected and abandoned children, family searches, reunification and repatriation, legal assistance, individual counselling and ensuring that the needs and rights of its beneficiaries are respected.
Family separation prevention
Issues concerning child protection in family separation (Custody / visiting rights and maintenance payments, etc.)
National and intercountry adoption
Search of origin
Protection and care of Unaccompanied or separated minors in the countries of origin and receiving countries.
Development of advocacy strategies, research and fundraising activities in order that this subject be addressed quickly at the international level.
If you, someone you know or someone you are working with needs assistance with these issues, please contact the ISS network representative in your own country (see list). They will then refer the matter to the relevant ISS network member overseas. ISS network members do not accept referrals made from overseas without the involvement of the ISS member in that country.
St Vincent & Grenadines
Turks & Caicos Islands
Congo - Kinshasa
Sao Tome & Principe
United Arab Emirates