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Welcome to the IIN

The Inter-American Children´s Institute (IIN) is the Specialized Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) on children and adolescents. As such, the Institute assists States with developing public policy, contributing to policy design and implementation from the perspective of the promotion, protection and respect for the rights of children and adolescents.

The IIN´s highest authorities are its Directing Council, represented by the most senior authorities on childhood from the member states of the Inter-American System. This positions the Institute as a space for crafting consensus and commitments by the governments, as an articulator within the Inter-American System and as a technical reference point at the regional level on issues of children and adolescents.

Founded in 1927, IIN became a specialized organ of the OAS in 1949. Its vocation continues to be that of promoting the consolidation of democracy in the region and the construction of a culture of respect for human rights, especially the rights of children and adolescents, taking as reference documents for its task the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Inter-American Democratic Charter.


Las violencias y los derechos de los niños, niñas y adolescentes en los diferentes ámbitos y ciclos de vida

Primera Infancia

Violencias sexuales y explotación sexual

Sistema de responsabilidad penal adolescente

Participación de niñas, niños y adolescentes

Sustracción internacional de niños, niñas y adolescentes

Niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes

Derechos de niñez y adolescencia en la gestión de riesgo de desastres