U.N. Resolution on Families Shows "Necessary and Promising Progress" 


Once a month, NCFR will round up resources from the United Nations (U.N.) and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to family research. 

U.N. Report: Implementation of the Objectives of the International Year of the Family and its Follow-up Processes

The U.N. Secretary-General has released a report in response to the General Assembly resolution regarding the International Year of the Family (in 1994). The report focuses on recent initiatives towards the implementation of the objectives of this International Year and its follow-up processes by Member States, United Nations entities, and civil society. The report aims to contribute to the systematic exchange of good practices in family policymaking.

Included in the report are family policies to reduce poverty, hunger and social exclusion; promote work-family balance and empowerment of women and girls; enhance social integration and intergenerational solidarity; and promoting family-related research and awareness-raising activities at national and regional levels.

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IFFD Paper: U.N. Resolution on Families is "A Necessary and Promising Progress" 

The International Federation for Family Development's (IFFD) latest paper offers a thorough analysis of the U.N. resolution on families mentioned above, applauding many of its new inputs, and its path for future steps toward integrating a family perspective into all development and policymaking. 

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56th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56)

The U.N. will host the CSocD56 session at its New York Headquarters from Jan. 29 – Feb. 7, 2018. The agenda for this session includes reviewing U.N. plans and programs of action on the following topics: family issues and policies, aging, disabled persons, and youth. NCFR's U.N. Representatives, Mihaela Robila, and Bahira Sherif Trask, are both planning to attend. 

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