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UN International Day of Families 2017


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. For 2017, the UN chose the theme "Families, education and well-being."

Bergamo, Italy—International Day of Families was celebrated in the northern Italian city of Bergamo under the theme "The Value of the Family for the New Millennium.” 

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Munich, Germany—The 2017 International Day of Families was celebrated by the Munich branch of UPF with a discussion promoting true family values.

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New Taipei City, Taiwan—Ambassadors for Peace and members of UPF-Taiwan celebrated the UN International Day of Families and Mother’s Day on May 15.

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Haedo, Argentina—Six couples who have been married for more than 25 years were honored at an event held in Haedo city in Buenos Aires province to celebrate the International Day of Families. 

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Nuremberg, Germany—To mark the UN International Day of Families, UPF held a discussion on “Attachment Theory, or How Love Really Works.”

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Uyo, Nigeria—About 40 children of Ambassadors for Peace marched in a parade and sang "peace songs" to celebrate the 2017 International Day of Families.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina celebrated the 2017 International Day of Families by recognizing twelve couples who have been married between 28 and 59 years. 

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New York, United States—“Parents’ Role in Helping Their Children Thrive” was the theme of a program held at the United Nations to commemorate the UN International Day of Families.

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Paris, France—In honor of the 2017 UN International Day of Families, UPF-France held a forum under the theme “The Family in the 21st Century—Evolution or Crisis?”

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Trujillo, Peru—The Trujillo chapter of UPF-Peru celebrated the UN International Day of Families by honoring couples who have been married for many years. 

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Rome, Italy—On the occasion of the UN International Day of Families, UPF-Italy held a conference in the Palazzo San Macuto of the Italian Parliament.

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Linz, Austria—To commemorate the UN International Day of Families, the Upper Austrian chapter of UPF held a discussion on the topic “What Value Does the Family Have?”

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