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advisory opinion OC/21, for its effective implementation” and the virtual course on the rights of
children and adolescents in situations of human mobility.
Lastly, to help all member States achieve their goals, the institute offers a training program on
the thematic lines and children’s rights. This program aims to strengthen the capacity of the States,
as well as the organized civil society on the thematic areas.
In conclusion, the IIN is one of the main organizations in the American Continents in
charge of protecting child welfare. Its political role has helped States build uniform actions to
promote children’s rights based on their best interest. Many countries consider the IIN to be the
leader, basing their actions on the Institute’s standards. Many of the achievements across the
continents are due to the progressive actions the IIN has proposed and the reliance States have on
it. Although the development and implementation of children’s welfare throughout the region are
slow, the efforts by the IIN have helped progress children’s welfare in the right direction.
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