The Family and Social Protection
IFFD has participated, together with the UN Focal Point on the Family, in a side event organized by the Women’s Federation for World Peace International (WFWPI) on ‘The Family and Social Protection’ during the un Commission on the Status of Women.
White Paper on Home & Family Employment
The European White Paper on 'Home & Family Employment and Home Care in the European Union' by EFFE, with the partiipation of FEPEM, IFFD and others has been presented at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.
International Day of Families
The 2019 International Day of Families will focus this year on “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13”. The annual observance reflects the importance the international community attaches to families and their role in development.
Oral Statement at CSocD
The ten Civil Society Organizations that promoted the Civil Statement on Parenting last October have made a Join Statement during the United Nations Commission for Social Development (12th February 2019), read by the new Executive Director of DIFI in arabic language.
UNICEF Executive Board
The UNICEF Executive Board held its first regular session of 2019 on 6th and 7th February. The Board is strengthening its governance through efforts to improve its working methods.
Future European Directive on work-life balance
The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a new Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.
Workshop on Enhancing Child Well-being
The OECD Centre for Opportunity and Equality held a workshop to stimulate discussion on the challenges faced by the development of policies to combat child poverty and effectively reach the most vulnerable families.
The new parenting
The Economist has published a special report on family and parenting. It shows how, in just a few decades, childhood has changed out of all recognition, and tries to show what that means for children, parents and society at large.
New position paper on childcare
COFACE Families Europe has produced a new position paper on early childhood education and care, proposing a new deal to make it more accesible, affordable and of good quality in the European context.
Expert Group Meeting on Youth
The Doha International Family Institute, in collaboration with the Division for Inclusive Social Development of UN DESA and IFFD, have organized an Expert Group Meeting on ‘The Role of Families and Family Policy in Supporting Youth Transition’, held 11-12 December 2018 in Doha, Qatar.