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The 19th International Family Congress organized by IFFD in Mexico City (16-18 October 2015) was attended by more than 1,800 delegates.
 
These congresses have been held since 1976, resulting in remarkable growth in family-related activities in a great number of cities and countries across five continents and offer enriching and multicultural approaches to family life. During these congresses, participants attain and develop skills to promote Family Development programs. Moderators and those who wish to be team leaders or course coordinators receive training from those with more experience. Eighteen congresses have been held since IFFD’s inception.
 
A meeting of the International Board, a meeting of the World Leaders of Family Enrichment and Courses for new Family Enrichment Moderators in different languages were also held during the previous days.
 
The final Declaration emphasizes that families have a crucial role in social development and confirms the commitment to help families worldwide and to contribute to universal peace and respect of human rights through Family Enrichment Courses and other programmes.

Final Declaration of the Congress...
 

 

 
General videos
 
 
Long version (12:36 minutes).
 
 
Short version (4:59 minutes).
 
 
Programme
 
Opening Ceremony
 

 
Margarita Zavala
President of Integral Development of the Family in Mexico, 2006-2012
 
Opening Conference
 

 
From Temperament to Character
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Andrew Mullins
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame, Australia
 
Roundtable 1
 

 
Beauty, Truth, and Good in the Family
 
Franηois de Baudus
France
Virginia Aspe de Cortina
Mexico
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Adesuwa Onyenokwe
Nigeria
 
Conference 2
 

 
Family and Well-being: the Debate of the 21st Century From Temperament to Character
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Fernando Pliego Carrasco
Doctor of Social Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico
 
Roundtable 2
 

 
Stable Families, Happy Families
 
Mario Armella
Mexico
Cristina Napolitano
United States
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Bebi Calvimontes
Chile
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Josι Miguel Cubillo
Spain
 
Panel
 

 
The Family Around the World: My Family Is also Your Family
 
Gillian Roussy
Canada
Guillermo Fraile
Argentina
Janusz Wardak
Poland
Raymond Mutura
Kenya
Joachim Chu
China
 
Conference 3
 

 
Family vs. Work?
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Maria Victoria Caparas
Ph.D. Associate Professor and Head of Program for Work-Family Integration,
University of Asia and the Pacific (Philippines)
 
Audiovisual
 

 
The Family in the International Bodies
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Video

Ignacio Socias
Director of Institutional Relations of IFFD
 
Conference 4
 

 
Love and respect in marriage
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Emerson Eggerichs
Author of the US bestseller ‘Love & Respect’
 
Closing Conference
 

 
Family Enrichment, a Kind Revolution
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Javier Vidal-Quadras
Secretary General, IFFD
 
Closing Ceremony
 

 
Renata Kaczmarska
United Nations Focal Point on the Family
 

 
Gallery
 
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1 - International Board Meeting
 

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2 - World Meeting of Leaders
 

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3 - Courses for new Family Enrichment Moderators
 

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4 - First Day of the Congress
 

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5 - Second Day of the Congress
 

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6 - Third Day of the Congress
 

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7 - Festival
 

 

 
More information
 
IFFD Website ...
 
Congress Website ...
 
Previous Congresses ...
 
 

 
Media clipping
 

 
Newsreel from FOROtv Matutino Express, Televisa (Mexico), 20 October 2015 (4:50 minutes).
 
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El Siglo de Durango, 23 October 2015
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