GLOBAL PROJECT
EMPOWERING FAMILIES WORLDWIDE
familyperspectiveorg

GLOBAL RESEARCH PROJECT
Homepage
About IFFD
Papers
Interviews
Events
Projects
Statements
News
Articles
Studies
Videos
 
Search by topic
 
Adoption
Children
Communication
Demographics
Devices
Disorders
Divorce
Education
Equality
European Union
Euthanasia
Fertility
General
Grandparents
Holidays and leisure
Immigration
Legislation
Marriage
Maternity
Mental health
Parents
Policies
Poverty
Public health
Relations
Sexuality
Teenagers
United Nations
Violence
Work-family balance


International Day of Families 2017

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

International Day of Families 2017
 
2017 International Day of Families’ Theme

The Day highlighted 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 focused 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 were also highlighted.
 
The Day also aimed to discuss the importance of “knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development” (SDG4, target 4.7).

International Day page ...
Background Note ...
 

International Day of Families 2017
 
Panel Discussion in Observance of the International Day
at the United Nations Headquarters (18 May 2017)

 
Moderator
 
Esuna Dugarova
Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Families, family policies and Sustainable Development Goals
 
Presentations
 
Eduardo Garcia Rolland
Early Childhood Development Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Early childhood education
 
Presentation ...
 
Patricia Debeljuh
Director, Research Center for Work and Family Balance, IAE Business School, Austral University
Corporate responsibility, work-family balance & Global Home Index
 
Presentation ...
 
Diego Barroso
Director, Family Enrichment Courses Coordination and Expansion, International Federation for Family Development
Parental education and family well-being
 
Presentation ...
Text (IFFD Paper) ...
 
Michael Robb
Director of Research, Common Sense Media
The impact of media on children’s development and the role of media in promoting parental involvement
 
Presentation ...
 

Flyer ...
Programme ...
Panellists ...
 

Video recording

 

International Day of Families 2017
 
Some news from around the world
· Safer Internet Centres in Europe reaches out to parents and carers to help children to use the internet ...
· Touchstone UK: it’s imperative that working parents don’t see their existing rights undermined following Brexit ...
· Family Day will be celebrated at a day long festival in Dublin’ss Smithfield Square ...
· Belize: launch of Children’s Agenda 2017 – 2030, to enhance its reputation as a family friendly tourism destination ...
· Qatar: Bhavan’s Public School celebrated International Day at all three campuses ...
· In 2016, SOS Children’s Villages supported 90,000 families, through family strengthening ...
· Uganda: Family defines widely as a basic unit of social structure ...
· The International Day of Families was observed on 15 May 2017 with the theme “Families, education and well-being” ...
· Nigeria: International Day of Families and the struggle for education ...
· Canada: official message to acknowledge military families for being the strength behind the uniform ...
· Union Syndicale Fédérale of Europe: research on combining work and family life ...
· Public Radio of Armenia: message to raise awareness about this Day ...
· Ukraine: this year’s theme is: Family, education and well-being ...
· South Africa: indoor activities that won’t take a lot of time to set up, but that will result in the maximum amount of fun ...
· Pakistan: policies for promoting family education and lifelong learning opportunities under discussion ...
· Iran: Disability Association of Tavana commemorated the International Day of Families with 52 families. ...
· Gambia: this Day is meant to raise awareness on the role of families ...
· Belarus: festive campaigns and events will be taking place today throughout the country ...
· President Jacob Zuma wishes South Africans a happy International Day of Families ...
· Ghana joined with a call for concerted efforts by governments to protect the sanctity of the family systems ...
· Tanzania: families at the Heart of the Community ...
· European Football for Development Network: sport can play an important role in promoting education ...
· New Zealand: NZDF have created a Supporters Medallion ...
 

Gallery
 
(click on a pic to see it in high resolution):
 
More pics ...
 
This site is managed by the International Federation for Family Development and aims to offer all stakeholders background documentation and updated information.
The contents do not represent the official position of any institution, but only the views of its author and they are provided under the terms of a Creative Commons Public License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. If you would like to suggest some other document, event or link, or make any comment, please contact the webmaster.