Parenting during the pandemic
The World Health Organization offers six posters to help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, with the participation of UNICEF and some other public and private entities.
Protecting the most vulnerable
UNICEF has published an agenda for action to protect the most vulnerable children from the impact of coronavirus.
Family resources for the pandemic
Common Sense Media has published some resources for families during the coronavirus pandemic, to help navigating social distancing and school closures with quality media and at-home learning opportunities for kids.
UN Report on social development
The official report of the 2020 UN Commission for Social Development has been just published. It highlights “the need for broader social protection systems to support families, as they were the fundamental unit of society and played an important role in the delivery of the 2030 Agenda.”
Leaving no one alone
The President of the Regional Council of the Veneto Region (Italy) has written a letter to all stakeholders of the Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families project he promoted with IFFD, to underline the role of families and the importance of the Venice Declaration in the times they are going through and in the future of all societies.
Home resources for COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the US Department of Health & Human Services has published a resource kit to plan, prepare, and respond to Coronavirus disease.
International Women’s Day
The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s Day at UN Headquarters, being celebrated in New York.
Prevent Coronavirus in the family
UNICEF has published information in its website about what parents should know to protect themselves and their children against Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Conclusion of the Commission
The UN Commission for Social Development concluded its 58th session, forwarding three resolutions, to the Economic and Social Council for adoption, including the first-ever text on homelessness to be approved by a United Nations intergovernmental body.
European Conference on Youth Inclusion
A group of 40 young professionals from 15 European countries have been invited to a conference in the European Parliament and a previous workshop. The whole project was organized by the National Association of Large Families in Hungary (NOE), MEP Gyorgy Holvenyi and the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD).