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The 19th International Family Congress organized by IFFD in Mexico City (16-18 October) 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...

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General videos
Long version (12:36 minutes).
Short version (4:59 minutes).
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
Virginia Aspe de Cortina
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Adesuwa Onyenokwe
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
Cristina Napolitano
United States
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Bebi Calvimontes
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Josι Miguel Cubillo

The Family Around the World: My Family Is also Your Family
Gillian Roussy
Guillermo Fraile
Janusz Wardak
Raymond Mutura
Joachim Chu
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)

The Family in the International Bodies
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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

(right click in Windows or crtl-click in Mac to download an image or open it with full resolution):

1 - International Board Meeting


2 - World Meeting of Leaders


3 - Courses for new Family Enrichment Moderators


4 - First Day of the Congress


5 - Second Day of the Congress


6 - Third Day of the Congress


7 - Festival


More information
IFFD Website ...
Congress Website ...

Media clipping

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