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Let’s Celebrate Families & their Contribution to Development!

The upcoming annual International Day of Families observance on 15 May (ECOSOC Chamber, 11a.m. to 1 p.m.) also marks the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF). This special commemorative DPI/NGO briefing, organized in partnership with DESA, will feature major civil society contributions to the 20th anniversary agenda. UN officials, academics, researchers and civil society representatives will share their views on why Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals and how best to include families in the post-2015 Development Agenda

 
 

 

BULLETHigh Level Panel Discussion on the Family in Observance of the Twentieth Anniversary of the International Yer of the Family, 2014, held at the 52nd session of the Commission for Social Development, 14 February, 2014

BULLETSide event of the Commission for Social Development in observance of the International Year of the Family + 20  "Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being: Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered" Friday, 14 February 2014, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Conference Room 8.
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BULLETReport of the Secretary-General - Preparations for and observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014, A/69/61-E/2014/4
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BULLETCapacity building workshop on "Family-oriented policies for poverty reduction and work-family balance in Latin America"
Taller regional  de capacitación " Políticas orientadas a las familias para la reducción de la pobreza y la conciliación de la vida laboral y familiar en América Latina

 
 

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 ...
Linking globalization and families through family policies
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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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