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.

2018 observance in New York

International Panel Discussion: Families and Inclusive Societies (Organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development of DESA)
Time: Tuesday, 15 May, 1:15-2:30 PM
Venue: United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 6

Programme (PDF)