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UN International Day of Families 2018


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 2018, the UN chose the theme "Families and inclusive societies."

Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina celebrated the International Day of Families in San Clemente and Haedo, recognizing couples who have been married for 25 years or more.

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

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

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

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