International Day of Families

International Day of Families

Last Updated: May 16, 2018 @ 3:28 pm

Basic Information about International Day of Families

Observed on: May 15

Organized by: UN

Introduced in: 1993

Observed: Worldwide

About International Day of Families

Every year May 15 is observed as International Day of Families. This UN Day is observed to spread the importance of families, promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

In 1993 United Nations General Assembly proclaimed to observe every year May 15 as International Day of Families.

Actions and Programs on International Day of Families

Many programs and events are conducted across the world by different communities. NGOs, companies, religious organizations, local bodies, etc. are conducting different programs to mark this day. The programs include seminars, exhibitions, workshops, discussions, family get-together, etc.

The day is celebrated with an aim to discuss on various factors and importance of family in sustainable development of society. The day also emphasize on practices to maintain a balance in work and life of parents.

Spending time together in families is important in the celebration. Families can arrange programs which aims to spend time together on this day.

Theme for International Day of Families

2018 Theme: Families and inclusive societies

2017 Theme: Families, education and well-being

2016 Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future

2015 Theme: Men in charge? Gender equality and children’s rights in contemporary families

2014 Theme: Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals; International Year of the Family + 20

2013 Theme: Advancing Social Integration and Intergenerational Solidarity

2012 Theme: Ensuring work family balance

2011 Theme: Confronting Family Poverty and Social Exclusion

2010 Theme: The impact of migration on families around the world

2009 Theme: Mothers and Families: Challenges in a Changing World

2008 Theme: Fathers and Families: Responsibilities and Challenges

2007 Theme: Families and Persons with Disabilities

2006 Theme: Changing Families: Challenges and Opportunities

2005 Theme: HIV/AIDS and Family Well-being

2004 Theme: The Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family: A Framework spacer for Action

2003 Theme: Preparations for the observance of the Tenth Anniversary of the International spacer Year spacer of the Family in 2004

2002 Theme: Families and Ageing: Opportunities and Challenges

2001 Theme: Families and Volunteers: Building Social Cohesion

2000 Theme: Families: Agents and Beneficiaries of Development

1999 Theme: Families for all ages

1998 Theme: Families: Educators and Providers of Human Rights

1997 Theme: Building Families Based on Partnership

1996 Theme: Families: First Victims of Poverty and Homelessness


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