2019 International Day of Families

2019 IDF

Theme “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13”

The annual observance of the International Day of Families reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and their role in development. Recent commemorations of the Day focused on the role of families for the achievement of SDGs 1 – 5 and SDG 16.


The 2019 observance focuses on families, family policies and major SDG13 targets:

  • SDG 13 target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
  • SDG 13 target 13.2: integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

The panel discussion will highlight:

  • Inter-generational approach to sustainability
  • Sustainable development education & practice
  • Sustainable family farming from an indigenous perspective
  • ‘Greening the blue’ and other good practices at the United Nations and beyond

The observance is organized by the Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Global Communications Civil Society.

International Day of Families

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SDG 13

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