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UN Global Day of Parents - "Mothers and Fathers: Essential for Societal Stability and Flourishing"
Thursday 01 June 2023


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Universal Peace Federation Presents UN Global Day of Parents Program

“Mothers and Fathers: Essential for Societal Stability and Flourishing”

June 1, Thursday, 1:15 – 2:30 PM EST - Virtual 

Co-sponsor: Permanent Mission of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations


Universal Declaration, Article 26-3.43 “Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”

Children’s Summit, 18.74 “The family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children from infancy to adolescence. Introduction of children to the culture, values, and norms of their society begins in the family. For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love, and understanding. Accordingly, all institutions of society should respect and support the efforts of parents and other caregivers to nurture and care for children in a family environment.”

It is well established that education is critical for the advancement of a country. Governments understand their responsibility to promote and provide education for their citizens. What voice should parents have in the kind of education provided to their children? What is the role that parents need to take to ensure their children develop not just academically but emotionally, socially, morally, and spiritually to be good citizens?

Research affirms that parents have a fundamental and unique ability for fostering integrity and pro-social capacities in their children. Mothers and fathers tend to have different gifts which benefit a child’s development, especially when in a complementary, healthy, and collaborative family. Experts will discuss the role of parents in their children’s education and optimal human development.


Introduction: Dr. Tageldin Hamad, Vice-President, Universal Peace Federation 

Co-sponsor Remarks: H. E. Mr. Mohamed Al Hassan, Permanent Representative of the Sultanate of Oman to the United Nations 

Moderator: Lynn Walsh, MSW, MDiv, Director, Office of the Family, Universal Peace Federation


Nicholeen Peck, President, Worldwide Organization for Women, Topic: “Parents’ Role in Shaping Character of their Children”, author of several books on parenting

Terry Schilling, Executive Director, American Principles Project, Topic: “Parents’ Rights and Responsibility in their Children’s Education”