International Catholic Child Bureau BICE

also in french: bureau international catholique de l’enfance BICE, and in spanish (under construction)

  • The Permanent Representation of Bice is based in Geneva and is responsible for the development and coordination of Bice’s advocacy initiatives with international and European institutions. Our vocation is to work on behalf of and together with our members’ and partners’ network and in close cooperation with the Regional Delegations which manage Bice’s presence in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe-CIS.
  • Catching onto the dynamism launched by Bice during the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Permanent Representation targets its action so that the promotion and the protection of the dignity and the rights of the child become a reality worldwide … (full text Bice /Permanent Representation to International Institutions).

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Who we are: The Permanent Representation of Bice is based in Geneva and  is responsible for the development and coordination of Bice’s advocacy initiatives with international and European institutions. 

Our vocation is to work on behalf of and together with our members’ and partners’ network and in close cooperation with the Regional Delegations which manage Bice’s presence in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe-CIS .

Catching onto the dynamism launched by Bice during the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Permanent Representation targets its action so that the promotion and the protection of the dignity and the rights of the child become a reality worldwide.

Reinforced by the credibility of the evidence and the information arising from our field projects, the Permanent Representation ensures a higher visibility to Bice’s positions and forwards our recommendations to the heart of the UN, its specialised agencies (UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO UNHCR and others), the institutions of the European Union, the Council of Europe, academic circles and other NGOs.

Bice also maintains regular contacts with the Holy See missions in Geneva and in Paris. While trying to identify common points for reflection and work with other Catholic inspired NGOs, the Permanent Representation participates in the meetings of the International Catholic Centre of Geneva and of the International Catholic Centre in Cooperation with UNESCO in Paris.

BICE in the woerld – An organisation at the service of children:

  • Bice – International Catholic Child Bureau – defends the dignity and best interests of the child.
  • Bice is a French non-governmental organisation (NGO) acknowledged for the assistance and charity work it undertakes.
  • Bice is an International Catholic Organisation.
  • Founded in 1948, it promotes  rights and responsibilities of children in their unconditional respect  as persons, their families, culture,  communities and religion.
  • By combining research, advocacy, and commitment in the field and preventive actions in more than 30 countries in 4 continents, Bice implements projects that protect children who are exploited sexually, or by work, children in the street, in prison or affected by war as well as disabled children.
  • It has consultative status at UNICEF, the United Nations Economic and Social Council and participatory status to the Council of Europe; It has operational relations with UNESCO.

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