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The 2013 theme for the UN International Day of Families is: Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity
Much of success and fulfillment in life depends on creating healthy relationships, yet it is one of the most difficult tasks. Through the marriage and family movement, many educational programs and approaches have been developed to give people knowledge and skills for creating successful relationships. See UPF's Statement on Families.
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The International Day of Families, May 15, is a wonderful opportunity to organize a marriage and family seminar. For suggestions, click here.
Note: The World Congress of Families took place in Sydney, Australia May 15-18. Mrs. Lynn Walsh, Director of UPF's Office of Marriage, Family, and Human Development, gave a presentation at the Congress.
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20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
A UN Report on family issues recommends that the preparations for the observance of the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family in 2014 focus on developing and implementing policies in the areas of reducing family poverty and social exclusion; ensuring work and family balance; and advancing social integration and intergenerational solidarity. Governments, UN Agencies and bodies, civil society organizations, and academic institutions are encouraged to share good practices and data on family policy development, especially in the areas mentioned above. For more information, click here.
Relationship Education for Youth:
Marriage and Relationship Education:
Family Capital and the MDGs
Family Capital and the MDGs gives examples of how families can be resources for addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals, perhaps more sustainably than any other resource. In his introductory words, E. Douglas Clark, J.D., summarized, “Worldwide, the family is indeed the starting point, the indispensable and irreplaceable foundation for all successful development.” See book and introductory video.
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