Kaplan to Present at 2019 UN Day of Families Program

Matthew Kaplan
Matthew Kaplan

May 15 is recognized annually as the International Day of Families. Each year, the United Nations observes this day with a special program at its headquarters in New York. The 2019 theme is “Families and Climate Action” with a focus on U.N. sustainable development goal 13, to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

This year's observance on Thursday, May 16, is open to the public, and will be live streamed from 11 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET on the U.N.'s website.

NCFR member Matthew Kaplan, Ph.D., will be one of the featured presenters in a panel discussion. He will present on the implications for promoting climate change awareness and action from intergenerational perspectives. Dr. Kaplan is professor of intergenerational programs and aging at Pennsylvania State University.  

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NCFR members who have questions about ongoing work with the U.N. and families are invited to reach out to NCFR's U.N. representatives, Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE, and Bahira Sherif Trask, Ph.D.