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The UN Economic ans Social Council decided during its 2011 substantive session to confirm the previous recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to upgrade the consultative status of the International Federation for Family Development, from especial to general. General consultative status is reserved for large international NGOs whose area of work cover most of the issues on the agenda of ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies. These tend to be fairly large, established international NGOs with a broad geographical reach.
Since then, the International Federation for Family Development has been organizing, together with UN DESA, several Permanent Missions and other Civil Society Organizations, different meetings at the UN Headquarters in New York and in many other parts of the world.
In the picture, Ignacio Socias (director of International Relations) and Suzy Beysard (permanent delegate to the UN at the time), after the meeting.
 

Achieving the Educational Perspective

International Conference on the Family and Sustainable Development in Nigeria
[Lagos, 28 June 2017].
 

Intergenerational Relations in an Ageing World

Side event during the 50th Session of the Commission on Population and Development
[New York, 4 April 2017].
 

Quality Education Starts in Families

DPI-NGO Briefing on the 2017 observance of the International Day of Families
[New York, 15 May 2017].
 

Promoting Child Inclusion through Quality Education for All

2017 IFFD Briefing and Awards during the 55th Commision for Social Development
[New York, 8 February 2017].
 

Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families

What is the role of families in making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable?
[New York, 6 February 2017].
 

Families, Healthy Lives and Sustainable Future

2016 observance of the International Day of Families and Expert Group Meeting
[New York, 15 May 2016].
 

Promoting the Empowerment of Families in the Sustainable Development Goals

2016 IFFD Briefing and Awards during the 54th Commision for Social Development
[New York, 10 February 2016].
 

Family, a Meeting Place for Generations

19th International Family Congress
[Mexico City, 16-18 October 2015].
 

Gender Equality and Children’s rights in Contemporary Families

2015 observance of the International Day of Families and Expert Group Meeting
[New York, 15 May 2015].
 

The Role of Families in the Future We Want

2015 IFFD Briefing and Awards during the 53th Commision for Social Development
[New York, 11 February 2015].
 

The Role of Families in Promoting Social Stability and Economic Development

Observation of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the family
[New York, 3 December 2014].
 

International Family Policies

International Family Conference
[Istanbul, 29-30 November 2014].
 

The Protection of the Family and its Members

Panel Discussion at the Human Rights Council
[Geneva, 15 September 2014].
 

Family Poverty; Work-Family Balance; and Intergenerational Solidarity in North America

Regional Expert Group Meeting
[Mexico City, 19-20 May 2014].
 

Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals

DPI-NGO Briefing on the 2014 observance of the International Day of Families
[New York, 15 May 2014].
 

Family: Growing Together, Building Citizenship

Launching of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family in Argentina
[Buenos Aires, 26-28 March 2014].
 

The Role of the Family in Society

Commemorative Event of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
[Sao Paulo, 24-25 March 2014].
 

The Role of Families in Social Development

2014 IFFD Briefing and Awards during the 52th Commision for Social Development
[New York, 18 February 2014].
 

Africa Preparatory Conference on the Family

Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
[Nairobi, 23-24 January 2014].
 

Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity

Conference in Preparation of the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
[Lagos, 25 September 2013].
 

The Sustainable Family, Key for the Future

International Seminar on Preparation for the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
[Santiago Chile, 26 August 2013].
 

Challenges for Families in the 21st Century

A Conference to raise awareness on the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
[Warsaw, 3-4 April 2013].
 

Enabling Choices: Population Priorities for the 21st Century

UNECE Regional Conference on Population Beyond 2014
[Geneva, 1-2 July 2013].
 

Balancing Family Life and Work

A Raise Awareness Meeting at the European Parliament
[Brussels, 15 May 2013].
 

Towards 2014: Promoting Empowerment of Families

2013 IFFD Briefing and Awards during the 51th Commision for Social Development
[New York, 12 February 2013].
 

Family Poverty; Work-Family Balance; and Intergenerational Solidarity in Europe

Regional Expert Group Meeting
[Brussels, 6-8 June 2012].
 

Poverty, Work-Family Balance and Intergenerational Solidarity

Raise Awareness Meeting
[Brussels, 5 June 2012].
 
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