UN ECOSOC Integration Segment
The United Nations ECOSOC 2019 Integration Segment has been celebrated on the theme ‘Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’, with the participation of Secretary-General António Guterres. [UN Photo/Loey Felipe]
Early childhood education and care
Building on past work and countries experience on early childhood education and care, a new OECD report outlines good practice policy measures for improving jobs in that area.
New UN Women report on families
The new UN Women’s flagship report, ‘Families in a Changing World’, recognizes the pivotal role of families but also considers them as places where gender inequality often prevails.
PHS as a key element for families
The European Federation for Services to Individuals has published a position paper with ‘10 Proposals for High Quality, Accessible and Affordable Personal and Household Services’, addressed to to newly elected Members of the European Parliament and designated European Commissioners.
UNICEF Executive Board
The UNICEF Executive Board kicked off its 2019 Annual Session at United Nations Headquarters in New York, under the presidency of Morocco and with the participation of IFFD as member of the NGO Committee and the Advisory Group.
Festival of families in Italy
More than 120 family associations have been present in the Second Family Festival of Sicily, with different conferences and other events organized during three days.
Event at the Argentinian Parliament
A meeting on Family Policies and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been held at the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina for their members, with the participacion of UNICEF, UN DESA and IFFD.
Hearing at the Brazilian Parliament
A public hearing on Family Policies and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been held at the Chamber of Deputies of Brazil, with the participacion of UNICEF, UN DESA and IFFD.
International Day of Families
The 2019 annual observance of the International Day of Families was celebrated at the UN HQ in New York City on ‘Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13’.
EU leaders have gathered in Sibiu (Romania) on Europe’s Day (9 May), to design a new EU narrative to bridge divisions and help to re-emerge a multi-speed Europe.