The annual observance of the International Day of Families reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and is an opportunity to demonstrate support to families. Governments, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and individuals are encouraged to organize observances of the Day to raise awareness of issues relating to families and increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. Such observances can promote a better understanding of the functions, strengths and needs of families.

2017 observance in New York

Briefing: Families, Education and Well-being (Organized by DPI/NGO in partnership with DSPD/DESA)
18 May 2017, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Conference room (TBC), United Nations Headquarters, New York
Background Note