The annual observance of the International Day of Families reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and is an opportunity to demonstrate support to families. Governments, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and individuals are encouraged to organize observances of the Day to raise awareness of issues relating to families and increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. Such observances can promote a better understanding of the functions, strengths and needs of families.

2019 observance in New York

Civil Society Briefing: "Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13." Organized by the Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Global Communications Civil Society.

Time: Thursday, 16 May 2019, 11 am - 12:45 pm
Venue: United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

Programme (PDF)