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EGM on “Families in Development: Focus on Modalities for IYF+30, Parenting Education and the Impact of COVID-19”

The Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social affairs (UN DESA) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “Families in Development” to be held online 16-18 June 2020.

The EGM is to address the following issues:

  • Appropriate ways and means for the preparations and observance of the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF) and beyond (2020-2024)
  • Parenting education in the context of Sustainable Development Goal 16 and beyond
  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on families and parenting

Concerning the appropriate ways and means to observe the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF+30), DISD proposes to focus on the major trends identified by the United Nations Secretariat, including the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and their impact on families. The major trends are:

  • New technologies
  • Climate change
  • Urbanization & international migration
  • Demographic change

Learn more about the EGM on “Families in Development: Focus on Modalities for IYF+30, Parenting Education and the Impact of COVID-19”.

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