Teleworking and gender equality
A written contribution to the EESC opinion on Teleworking and gender equality asked by the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council has been produced by IFFD.
Report on Digital Technologies
A new report of the UN Secretary General on the topic for next year’s Commission on Social Development and the International Day of Families observance has been published under the title ‘Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.’
Global dialogue on food security
To support the UN system’s efforts towards eliminating hunger, UN DESA held an online global policy dialogue on food security in the context of demographic change and rural development.
European Conference on COVID-19 and families
An online conference on ‘Overcoming COVID-19: jointly developing prospects for strong families’ has been organized by the German government during their presidency of the European Union.
New UN resolution on family issues
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has approved a new resolution on the International Year of the Family and its follow-up processes, which remain relevant amid COVID-19.
New book about childrens’ online interactions
Harrison has published a practical book to show parents and teachers how to develop character as the foundation for helping young people to thrive in their online interactions, as a development of the recommendations he made in the IFFD Congress last year.
First Looking Ahead Talk
The first Looking Ahead Talk took place online on 4th November with Getter Rang, Head of Communications and Marketing at the Estonian Association of Large Families and current Master’s student at Lund University (Sweden).
Observance of the World Cities Day 2020
An Interactive Discussion of Venice Declaration Signatories in Observance of the World Cities Day 2020 was held online on 28 October, under the title ‘Inclusive Cities for All: COVID-19 Urban Response’.
United Nations 75th anniversary
On 24 October, the United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible through global solidarity.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
On 17 October, an online global commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty featured video messages from those living in poverty and facing adversity, as well as messages from the UN Secretary-General and other international actors.