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UN International Day of Families 2019


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.

Prague, Czech Republic—UPF held a conference examining “Family and the Media” and “Why We Need the Family.”

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New York, United States—A large audience gathered at the UN headquarters to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Families.

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Geneva, Switzerland—UPF co-sponsored a conference on interfaith cooperation and the family, held at the World Council of Churches.

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Oslo, Norway—Speakers emphasized that because the family is sacred, the day that commemorates families should be honored.

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Tirana, Albania—About 120 persons attended a UPF celebration of International Day of Families held in the National History Museum.

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Tokyo, Japan—To commemorate the International Day of Families 2019, UPF-Japan, in partnership with a local NGO, organized a clean-up project in Tokyo.

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Auckland, New Zealand—UPF New Zealand brought together 80 participants to honor the importance of families.

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