Organized by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International,
the collaboration of UNICEF and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 1.15-2.30 pm – Conference Room 6
United Nations Headquarters New York, NY
Families as active agents for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Ignacio Socías General Coordinator of the project Director of International Relations International Federation for Family Development (IFFD)
Families and Sustainable Development Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages Mihaela Robila Professor of Human Development and Family Studies Queens College City University of New York
Rationale for undertaking the study and recommendations for integrating family interests in social policy making Dominic Richardson Academic Coordinator of the project Senior Education Specialist, UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti (Florence)
Statements & Q&A
Alberto Padova Chief, Social Integration Branch Division for Social Policy and Development
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
1. Cross-cutting issues affecting family policy development for the achievement of SDG 1-5, 8 & 16.
2. Family policies and gender perspective.
3. Family well-being and development.
The 2018 Annual Observance of the International Day of Families on ‘Families and Inclusive Societies (SDG16)’ was held the day before (Tuesday, 15 May 2018) at the same time and place (1.15-2.30 pm – Conference Room 6).
IFFD also participated in the Expert Group Meeting on “Family policies for inclusive societies”, organized by the Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social affairs on 15-16 May 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York, where we presented our project on “Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families”.