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The new parenting
07-01-2019
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
19-12-2018
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
15-12-2018
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.
 

Family Week in Trento
06-12-2018
The 7th edition of the Family Festival took place in Trento from 3 to 9 December, under the topic of ‘Quality of life and competitiveness of the territory: an international perspective’. The inaugural event counted with the regional president, experts from OEDC and IFFD and other stakeholders as speakers.
 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
06-12-2018
The official commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The permanent representative of IFFD to the UN was one of the speakers to illustrate the role of families in making society accesible for all.
 

Family Enrichment Congress in Poland
29-11-2018
A well-attended meeting on ‘Family - business of your life’, took place in Warsaw on November 24-25, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Akademia Familijna, a member of IFFD in Poland.
 

Conference on Family Empowerment
25-11-2018
The Women and Democracy Association, in cooperation with the Ministry of Family Labour and Social Services of Republic of Turkey, has organized an International Summit on Family Empowerment in Istanbul (23th-24th November 2018), with the participation of experts from 11 countries.
 

New UN resolution on family issues
17-11-2018
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly has approved yesterday a new resolution titled ‘Follow-up to the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond’.
 

NCFR Annual Conference
11-11-2018
The 2018 NCFR Annual Conference has taken place in San Diego (California, USA) from November 7ht to November 10th, with nearly 1,500 participants under the theme ‘Families and Cultural Intersections in a Global Context: Innovations in Research, Practice, and Policies’
 

Presentation of the Venice Declaration
02-11-2018
A Panel Discussion in Observance of the World Cities Day 2018 has been held in the UN HQ in New York to present the outcome of the project promoted by IFFD on cities, co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador and Malaysia to the United Nations, UN-DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development and UN-HABITAT.
 
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