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.
International Day of Older Persons
An online event to commemorate the International Day of Older Persons (1st October) was co-organized by the NGO Committee on Ageing (New York) and DESA, and co-sponsored the Permanent Mission of Argentina, in collaboration with the Group of Friends of Older Persons, brought diverse participants from NGOs, Member States, academia and civil society.
New President of IFFD
Olivier Yao, from Ivory Coast, has been appointed as the new World President of the International Federation for Family Development by the General Assembly held on 28th September.
European Child Guarantee
The European Large Families Confederation has organized a training webinar on the new European Child Guarantee, with the participation of Hugh Frazer, coordinator of the team that drafted the Feasibility Study for the European Union.
International Advocacy Workshop
The 8th Edition of the International Advocacy Workshop has taken place online on 9th, 10th, 11th September, with 15 speakers, 24 experts and 118 participants from 34 countries, who attended individually and in small local groups.
European Report on Demography
A webinar on the results of the European Commission’s recently published report on the Impact of the Demographic change in Europe has been held with two members of the Cabinet of the current Vice-President of the European Commission for Democracy and Demography.
Congress on Family and Academic Freedom
The Associação de Direito de Família e das Sucessões (Brazil) has organized an online international Congress on Family and Academic Freedom.
Handbook on Demographic Change
A new innovative Handbook offers a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic change across the lifecourse.
Bereaved families as secondary victims of COVID-19
A new American study shows how COVID-19 may yield a second wave of population health concerns tied to bereavement of families who have lost a loved one and social support reductions.