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BULLET DSPD Focal Point on the Family organized an International Expert Group Meeting "Family Policy Development: Achievements and Challenges" (New York, 14-15 May, 2015). The meeting focused on changing families, family law reforms, violence in the family and their impact on family policy development.

BULLET The upcoming annual International Day of Families observance (Friday, 15 May, Conf. Room 12, 1:15 to 2:45) with a theme "Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children's Rights in Contemporary Families" aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for action to ensure gender equality and rights of children within families and prevent family violence through fair family law frameworks and a variety of programme interventions. 

BULLET Celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014 , A /70/61-E /2015/3
English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/136. The report focuses on the initiatives and activities by Member States and other relevant stakeholders in observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, at all levels, and on recent family policy developments.

 
 

EGM on "Family Policy Development: Achievements and Challenges", 14-15 May 2015

Tuesday, 02 June 2015
DSPD Focal Point on the Family organized an International Expert Group Meeting (EGM) "Family Policy Development: Achievements and Challenges" at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 15 May 2015. The meeting focused on changing families, family law reforms, violence in the family and their impact on family policy ...
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Promoting the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

Thursday, 04 December 2014
In a meeting held yesterday to observe the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, representatives of the United Nations General Assembly said the role of the family was essential in promoting social stability and economic development and that families should be afforded the same rights, importance, and ...
Promoting the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
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Marking ‘Day of Families,’ Ban stresses growing importance of intergenerational solidarity

Thursday, 16 May 2013
15 May 2013 – Supportive relationships between family members from different generations are more important now than ever before to face unemployment and other current social and economic challenges, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking the International Day of Families. “Unemployment is forcing many young people, often eager for independence, to ...
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Linking globalization and families through family policies

Tuesday, 07 June 2011
Social policies addressing family poverty, social exclusion and work-family balance are very important in development strategies. Globalization, however, is often associated with implementing structural adjustment policies leading to a reduction in governments’ spending on social programmes. The pure focus on economic advantages ignores the social consequences on families and on ...
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Expert Group Meeting on assessing family policies, 1-3 June 2011 in New York

Wednesday, 18 May 2011
The United Nations Programme on the Family in the Division for Social Policy and Development is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on assessing family policies, to be held 1-3 June 2011 in New York. The theme of the meeting is “Assessing family policies: confronting family poverty and social exclusion & ...
Expert Group Meeting on assessing family policies, 1-3 June 2011 in New York
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