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Implementation of the objectives of IYF and its follow-up processes, 21 November 2018

Family PhotoThe present report on the “Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes” is submitted in response to General Assembly resolution 71/163. The report focuses on recent initiatives towards the implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes by Member States, United Nations entities and civil society.

The report aims to contribute to the systematic exchange of good practices in family policymaking.

Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes
A/73/61–E/2018/4 English | Français | Español | Русский | عربي | 汉语

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Implementation of the objectives of IYF, 18 July 2017

2017 International Day of FamiliesThe report on “Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes” is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 71/163.

The focus of the report is the implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes and the contribution of family policies to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the areas of the reduction of poverty and social exclusion, work-family balance and gender equality, and the promotion of social integration and inter-generational solidarity.

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Implementation of the objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes, A/72/166
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International Day of Families, 15 May 2018

Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development AgendaThe 2018 annual observance of the International Day of Families with a theme “Families and inclusive societies” will explore the role of families and family policies in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 16 in terms of  Promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.

The event is open to the public and will be held on 15 May, 1:15 – 2:30 at UN Headquarters in New York.

 

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International Day of Families, 15 May 2017

2017 International Day of FamiliesThis year’s observance of the International Day of Families focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. In particular, the Day is to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.

The Day will highlight the importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children. It will focus on good practices for work-family balance to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles. Good practices from the private sector in support of working parents, as well as youth and older persons in the workplace will also be highlighted. Read more

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Report of the 2016 EGM on “Family policies & 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”

Report of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting New York 12 – 13 May 2016 “Family policies & 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda” The Focal Point on the Family in the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social affairs (UNDESA) organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda” held 12-
13 May 2016 at UN Headquarters in New York.

The meeting was held in response to several General Assembly and Economic and Social Council resolutions, in line with the overall objectives of the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes and aimed to emphasize the importance of family-oriented policies for the achievement of several sustainable development goals and targets. Read more

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