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UN International Day of Families 2012

The UN International Day of Families is celebrated each May 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. The theme of the 2012 observance was "Ensuring Work Family Balance." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

Panevezys, Lithuania - In cooperation with the “Atjauta” (Compassion), an organization in Panevezys that works with at-risk children, UPF-Lithuania organized a celebration of the International Day of Families on May 15.

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Kehlen, Luxembourg - A program on the theme of balancing spirituality and practical affairs in the family took place on May 13  to celebrate the International Day of Families. It was emceed by Brigitte Sillitoe.

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Stuttgart, Germany - A forum on "The Significant Role of the Family for the Individual and Society" took place on May 12 in Stuttgart.

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Kingston, Jamaica - On Mothers’ Day, May 13, UPF-Jamaica hosted a program at the UPF Lecture Hall in keeping with the United Nations Declaration of May 15 as the International Day of Families. The theme was "Balancing Spirituality and Practical Affairs in the Family."

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London, UK - The UN International Day of the Family was commemorated in the House of Lords on May 15.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan - UPF-Kazakhstan organized a one-day seminar in commemoration of the International Day of Families in Almaty on May 12 on the theme "The Family as a School of Love and Peace."

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Frankfurt, Germany - A commemoration of the International Day of Families in Frankfurt on May 15 had the motto “Ensuring Work Family Balance.” Following a musical introduction by the singer Margaret Staudinger, Thea Kuenzig explained that the International Day of Families highlights the significance of the family for society at large.

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Reykjavik, Iceland - In collaboration with the city of Reykjavik and many organizations, mainly national groups from countries around the world, UPF-Iceland participated in a parade followed by an exhibition at the town hall of Reykjavik on May 12.

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Bangkok, Thailand - UPF-Thailand and the Family Federation for World Peace-Thailand celebrated the International Day of Families in Bangkok on May 13.

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Parnell, New Zealand - UPF and the Women's Federation for World Peace organized a celebration of the International Day of Families on May 12 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand.

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Helsinki, Finland - Some 50 persons of all ages, many nationalities, and cultures gathered together in Helsinki to recognize and celebrate the yearly International Day of Families. The theme was ”Balancing Spirituality and Practical Affairs in the Family.”

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Daliat El Carmel, Israel - Honoring the UN's 2012 International Day of Families, some 30 community leaders gathered in the Druze village of Daliat El Carmel on May 12. The village is located on the magnificent Mount Carmel near Israel's northern coast, amongst lush green olive orchards.

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