Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group

The Administrative Cooperation Working Group (ACWG) on the Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention) met on 10 and 11 May 2021 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by over 60 participants representing 20 Members, two Observers and members of the Permanent Bureau.

As recommended by the Twenty-First Session of the HCCH and pursuant to the subsequent mandate of the Council on General Affairs and Policy, the ACWG continued its work as a forum for discussion of issues pertaining to administrative cooperation. This meeting was convened to explore matters in anticipation of the first meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention, to be held in 2022. The Group made significant progress on a Draft Statistical Report under the 2007 Child Support Convention, to be circulated among Members for comments by early June 2021.

More information on the 2007 Child Support Convention, the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol, and the iSupport project is available on the Child Support Section of the HCCH website.