SDGs & Families Global Project

SDGs & Families Global Project

The opening session of the second Global Meeting of SDGs & Families Project, held in San Jose on 23-25 May, was inaugurated by the President of the Parliament of Costa Rica, Mr. Gonzalo Ramírez Zamora. The meeting gathered not only the members of the global research team, but also the United Nations Focal Point on Family, Mrs. Renata Kaczmarska, and other regional experts. The goal was to assess the development of the project, aimed to define well-being global family indicators. The Deputy Mayor of the Municipality of San Jose, Mrs. Paula Vargas Ramírez, and several experts in family policies of the Municipality intervened in one of the sessions. +...
International Day of Families

International Day of Families

2017 Theme: “Families, education and well-being” The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. This year’s observance focuses on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being of their members. The United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), in partnership with the Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations (DPI NGO), has organized an event on May 18 at UN headquarters in NY to celebrate this International Day. Diego Barroso, member of the Executive Committee of IFFD, will give a speech in this event about “Parental education and family well-being”. The webcast (both live and archived) will be available at: http://webtv.un.org/  (18 May, 11-12:45 NYC time) More information on website:...
IFFD Paper 64. Unpaid or invisible?

IFFD Paper 64. Unpaid or invisible?

Women’s rights are human rights and attacks on women are attacks on all of us. That is why we have to respond together, for the women domestic workers who globally do two and a half times as much unpaid work as men. And for the nearly one billion women who will enter the global economy in the next decade. Empowerment will unleash the potential of all these women and girls and they will lead us to a new future. The United Nations and I will personally support you every step of the way. It is true, I have to confess, I am a man, but we need all men to stand up for women’s empowerment. Download Paper...