Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family
In its resolution 72/145, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report at its seventy-fourth session, through the Commission for Social Development and the Economic and Social Council, on the implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes by Member States and by agencies and bodies of the United Nations system.
In that resolution, the General Assembly called upon Member States and the United Nations system, in consultation with civil society and other relevant stakeholders, to continue providing information on their activities, including on good practices, in support of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes, to be included in the report of the Secretary-General.
Furthermore, the General Assembly invited “Member States to invest in a variety of family-oriented policies and programmes … to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. 4. The present report includes an analysis of family trends, with a focus on poverty and social protection, work-family balance and unpaid work and the role of families in inclusive societies (section II). It presents information on initiatives undertaken by Member States (section III) and the United Nations system (section IV) based on responses to a note verbale sent by the Secretariat. The report also outlines relevant initiatives of civil society organizations that cooperated with Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department for Economic and Social Affairs on family issues.