2015 International Day of Families

Theme: Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families

International Day of Families, 15 May 2015

Message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
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Video Message from Ms. Daniela Bas, Director, DSPD/DESA

Background Note

Information Note


Biographical notes of panellists

Archived Webcast


Frank Furstenberg, Zellerbach family Professor of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania “Family Change in Global Perspective”

Marwa Sherafeldin, Women’s rights activist & Board member, Musawah (The global Movement for Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family) International Advisory Group “Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law”

UN Radio Interviews

Fareda Banda, Professor of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (English)

Jean-Pierre Gonnot, Chief, Social Integration Branch, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economical and Social Affairs (French)


UNDPI website

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