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International Day of Families, 15 May 1999

International Day of Families, 15 May 1999

“Families for all ages”

This theme was suggested in the context of the International Year of Older Persons, and provides the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of older persons to families and societies, as well as, to highlight their role and the intergenerational dimensions of families in the context of demographic ageing.

In addition, the programme of action adopted by the World Summit for Social Development calls for strengthening family support systems as one way to protect older persons and promote their independence.

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For further inquiries please contact:
Mr. Eric Olson
Focal Point on the Family
Division for Social Policy and Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations
Two United Nations Plaza, Rm. DC2-1386
New York, NY 10017
Tel: +1(212) 963-0013
Fax: +1(212) 963-0062
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