Marriage and Family


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Marriage and Family

Forum at the UN in New York on the Role of Family-Oriented Policies in the Post-2014 Development Agenda

UN Family Report Nov 2014


UN Family General Assembly Resolution Nov 2014


New York, USA - UPF co-sponsored a timely panel discussion on Dec. 2, 2014, focusing on the importance of recognizing and empowering the family unit to achieve international sustainable development goals in preparation for negotiations on the UN's post-2015 agenda.

This event was organized by the mission of Qatar and received strong co-sponsorship from UN missions and NGOs.

The speakers were H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed S. AL-Thani, ambassador and permanent representative of the State of Qatar; H.E. Mr. Desra Percaya, ambassador and permanent representative of Indonesia; H.E. Archbishop Bernardito Cleopas Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See; Dr. Marya Reed, Doha International Family Institute and the Qatar Foundation; Marcia Barlow, United Families International; Lynn Walsh, Universal Peace Federation; and Susan Roylance, the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society.

The event was also co-sponsored by the UN Mission of Nigeria.

A video was viewed based on the book, The Family and the MDGs, which showed many ways in which the family is a critical resource for accomplishing the Millennium Development Goals (covering the time period from 2000 to 2015) and the Sustainable Development Goals that are being formulated at the UN as part of its post-2015 agenda.

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