United Nations to Review Family Issues and Policies

Live Webcast Dec. 13, 2017, at 4 p.m. EST


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

The U.N. will host the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD56) at its New York Headquarters from January 29 – February 7, 2018. The agenda for this session includes reviewing U.N. plans and programs pertaining to family issues and policies. An informal briefing of the draft program will be webcast live on December 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm EST. 

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The global "SDGs & Families" project is continuing its work to help policymakers understand the role of stable families in supporting societies, and how policy decisions affect family and child well-being. Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., one of NCFR's representatives to the U.N., is among the participants who have attended three meetings so far, the latest at the U.N. Headquarters in New York.

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