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UN International Day of Families

The International Day of Families, May 15, is celebrated at the United Nations headquarters and around the world. The Universal Peace Federation joins in commemorating this day because it considers the family as a microcosm of the global community and because sustainable peace is grounded in the family as the most intimate social unit, the school of love. 

Copenhagen, Denmark—Approximately 200 people attended a UPF celebration of UN International Day of Families 2018, held at UN City.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands—UPF co-sponsored a combined celebration of the 2018 UN International Day of Families and Africa Day.

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Oslo, Norway—UPF-Norway held a program for UN International Day of Families which addressed the challenges that families face today.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina commemorated the International Day of Families 2018 by honoring ten couples with longstanding marriages.

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Stuttgart, Germany—“Family and Inclusive Societies” was the theme of a celebration of UN International Day of Families 2018.

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Aukland, New Zealand—Diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds represented at UPF-New Zealand’s commemoration of UN International Day of Families.

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Tokyo, Japan—Every year families work together to clean up the streets in honor of International Day of Families. 

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Riga, Latvia—UPF-Latvia held a program on “Successful Marriage Preparation” to celebrate both International Day of Families and Global Day of Parents.

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Tirana, Albania—Approximately 40 couples took part in an Interfaith Peace Blessing which was timed to coincide with the UN International Day of Families.

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Bergamo, Italy—The importance of the family to peacebuilding was the focus of the UPF celebration of International Day of Families 2016.

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Tirana, Albania—About 200 participants, including the former president of Albania, attended an event at the UNESCO Hall of the National Historic Museum of Albania to celebrate International Day of Families 2016.

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The Universal Peace Federation affirms the value of the family as the core unit of society. The family has formed the basis for communities, societies and civilizations throughout the ages. Virtually all the world’s religions teach the sacred value of marriage and family. The family is the school of love. It is also the school of virtue, ethics and citizenship.

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