International Day of Families – More Years

Assadhid Souwelam poses for a photo with his wife and children in Gao. Assahid's parents were Arab and Tuareg and his wife, whom he has been married to for 30 years, is a Songhai. Mixed families are very numerous in Gao region and symbolize the peaceful coexistence between different ethnic groups and the possibility of reconciliation and social cohesion for Mali. Credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

International Day by Year and Theme:

2004: “The Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family: A Framework for Action”

2003: “Preparations for the observance of the Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2004″

2002: “Families and Ageing: Opportunities and Challenges”

2001: “Families and Volunteers: Building Social Cohesion”

2000: “Families: Agents and Beneficiaries of Development”

1999: “Families for all ages”

1998: “Families: Educators and Providers of Human Rights”

1997: “Building Families Based on Partnership”

1996: “Families: First Victims of Poverty and Homelessness”