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IFCO 2014 Ireland: deadlines for papers extended
Due to numerous requests, we have extended the deadlines for papers and early bird registration. The call for papers submission deadline has been extended to Friday, 23 May 2014. Early bird registration deadline has been extended until Monday, 30 June 2014. The extension provides an extra time to...
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14 April - UN CRC Children's Complaints Mechanism to Enter into Force
A children’s rights complaints mechanism at the UN has been a long time in the making. Almost 25 years have passed since the Convention on the Rights of the Child entered into force, and nearly every country in the world has now accepted its duty to respect and uphold children’s international human...
IFCO 2014 Ireland is now calling for papers
On 17 March 2014 registration for IFCO 2014 European Conference has been re-opened. Waterford City in Ireland has become an alternative location for the conference, following cancellation of the event in Kyiv, Ukraine - previously announced as IFCO 2014 hosts - due to current political and social...
Early bird registration re-opens for IFCO 2014 in Ireland
With new dates and venue rescheduled for 26-29 August 2014 in Waterford City, Ireland, advance registration at reduced rates is now open for IFCO 2014 European Conference. By registering now, IFCO 2014 attendees can save up to €100 off registration rates.
IFCO 2014: new dates and place confirmed
Due to current political situation in Ukraine, following IFCO Board meeting, it has been decided not to hold IFCO conference this year in Kyiv. After careful research of the viable alternative, the Board has unanimously agreed to move IFCO conference for 2014 to Waterford, Ireland. The rescheduled...
IFCO 2014 European Conference postponed until further notice
We regret to inform you that due to current political situation in Ukraine IFCO 2014 European Conference has been postponed until further notice and will be rescheduled at a future date.
Mount Snowdon fundraising walk to support care leavers in Kenya
On Saturday 2 November IFCO Vice President Jean Anne Kennedy climbs Mount Snowdon in Wales, UK to support 250 care leavers in Kenya. Together with careleavers, social workers and foster carers from Core Assets, one of IFCO's member organisation, Jean is doing a 4 mile walk up “The Snowdon Ranger...
New board members approved at IFCO Annual General Meeting 2013
Following the International Foster Care Organisation's Annual General Meeting held on 14 September 2013 in Osaka, Japan, the new 2013-15 IFCO Board has been approved. Ten IFCO members had been nominated for election to the new Board. As there were fewer nominations than there were vacancies, all ...