1999 International Day of Families

1999 2008 International Day of Families

Families for all ages

This theme was suggested in the context of the International Year of Older Persons, and provides the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of older persons to families and societies, as well as, to highlight their role and the intergenerational dimensions of families in the context of demographic ageing.

In addition, the programme of action adopted by the World Summit for Social Development calls for strengthening family support systems as one way to protect older persons and promote their independence.

Message of the Secretary General

Information Note on the Observance of the International Day of Families: Ideas for the observance of the Day