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International Family Day

Category : Popular posts | Sub Category : Events Posted on 2020-10-17 21:55:40


 International Family Day

The International Day of Families is celebrated on the 15 May every year. The Day was announced officially by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and light the significance the international community connected to families. The International Day gives an opportunity to encourage awareness of problems related to families and to grow knowledge of the demographic, social, and economic processes affecting families. 

History

The United Nation General Assembly indicated clearly the International Year of the Families in its resolution 44/82 of 9 December, 1989.  The General Assembly decided in a resolution to welcome 15 May every year as The International Day of Families. The main objective of reasserting these aims is to showcase the determination of the United Nations to promote persons for better social progress and living standards of families worldwide. The day concentrate to modify social and economic structures that influence the structure and stability of family units in different parts of the world.

The main purpose of celebrating the International Day of Families is to make people understand the importance of family and its value. Also, it is necessary to highlight the issues that affect families worldwide. This day also shows that global community reflex the significance of the families as primary units of the society and raise their concern according to the situation worldwide.

Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing+25, the theme of 2020 International Day of Families.

2020 is the 25th anniversary of Beijing Platform for Action and Copenhagen Declaration. It occurs at a time when the world is suffering from the most challenging social crises and global health. 2020 COVID-19 pandemic makes us perceive the significance of investing in social policies covering the most vulnerable families and individuals. It is said that it is the families that together absorb the crisis, shelter their members from damage and also continue their responsibilities and work.


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