The Office of Children’s Issues in the State Department has issued a request for statements of interest from organizations that would be willing to operate a mediation referral program for cross-border family disputes following the “Malta Mediation Principles” established by the  Hague Conference.  The State Department does not have funding to support this project, but it can provide “minimal technical assistance;” the announcement on the State Department requests that interested organizations submit statements of interest before December 15, 2010.