IFFD Paper 62. Apt to be overlooked

IFFD Paper 62. Apt to be overlooked

Unpaid work is apt to be overlooked in economic valuations but holds great worth for individuals and society and can be a source of joy and fulfillment for many. Within the household and community, activities of this nature include various services related to the care of oneself and others. Some of this work is related to the everyday functioning of all households cleaning, cooking and fetching water and firewood. But a substantial portion relates to the care of others  about 2 billion children for example. Many adults may also need to be looked after to some degree older people (people over age 80 now number around 120 million), those living with disabilities (estimated at about a billion) and the sick (for example, many of the 37 million living with HIV/AIDS). Download Paper...
European Meeting for Family Enrichment Leaders in Paris

European Meeting for Family Enrichment Leaders in Paris

IFFD held a meeting with the European coordinators of Family Enrichment courses in Paris on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. Around 200 people, including directors, moderators and collaborators of Family Enrichment courses from 24 European countries and 3 invited Asian countries (Israel, Kazakhstan and Lebanon) took part in the meeting. It was a wonderful opportunity for them to share experiences, receive training and propose good practices to help increase the quality and quantity of courses...
IFFD Awards

IFFD Awards

IFFD Family Awards were presented during the IFFD Briefing which has been held on February 8th at the UN Headquarters during the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development. IFFD Awards are presented to the person or entity distinguished by the promotion of family values during the past year. Congratulations to the awardees! Ms. Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United; National Population and Family Development Board, Ministry of Women, Family and Com. Dev. of Malaysia; and Ministry for the Family and Social Development of Malta. Read more: http://www.familyperspective.o...
IFFD Briefing 2017

IFFD Briefing 2017

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – United Nations Headquarters ‘Leaving no one behind’ is the title of the 2017 IFFD Briefing that will be held on Wednesday 8, February at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.  IFFD invites experts, NGO representatives, and political and social stakeholders to discuss the promotion of child inclusion through quality education for all. The IFFD Briefing has been held at the UN Headquarters in New York for the past five years during the Session of the Commission for Social Development. As usual, the IFFD Family Awards will be presented during the event to the person or entity distinguished by the promotion of family values during the past...
High-Level Panel at the UN

High-Level Panel at the UN

Monday, February 6, 2017 – United Nations Headquarters A High-Level Panel Debate on Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families has been held at the UN Headquarters during the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development, co-organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of United Nations and the International Federation for Family...
Ecuador

Ecuador

The pilot course of the first ever Personal Project program to be held in Ecuador has taken place in Quito. It was a very positive experience and new courses will be launched shortly. During 2016, the Instituto de Matrimonio y Familia, coordinator of IFFD’s Family Enrichment courses in Ecuador, held 22 Family Enrichment courses in Quito and Guayaquil, with the participation of more than 1,200...
Launching Personal Project in Great Britain

Launching Personal Project in Great Britain

On January 14, Leticia Rodríguez, IFFD’s director of Family Enrichment, moderated the opening session of the first course of the Personal Project program in London. More than thirty young men and women will now attend six working sessions to discuss issues such as freedom and responsibility, emotional intelligence, friendship, work, and relationships, among...
IFFD Paper 61

IFFD Paper 61

The Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organized an Expert Group Meeting (1-3 June, 2016) on the priority theme of the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development: ‘Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all’. Experts gathered to discuss about poverty, education, health, social protection, agriculture development and structural transformation to present, evaluate and made recommendations of the most effective strategies that countries have adopted to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty. Download Paper...
Message from Daniela Bas to IFFD

Message from Daniela Bas to IFFD

Daniela Bas, Director of the Social Policy Development Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations in New York, sent a video message to IFFD, embracing the work that NGOs like IFFD carry out in collaboration with the United Nations. See the video...
Planning the next Family Summer, United States

Planning the next Family Summer, United States

If you’re wondering what to do next summer, in Colorado you have the perfect plan: Family Summer! It will take place from July 29 to August 6 and registration is already open at www.familysummer.org. This program combines holidays with training for parents. In the mornings, parents take part in a family enrichment course that includes four cases on marital communication, authority, strengthening the will and leisure. While this is taking place, the children, divided into groups and led by counselors, take part in their own summer camp that includes fun outdoor games, hiking, swimming, etc. Afternoons are spent enjoying the beauty of the Rocky Mountains: hiking, horseback riding, rafting, canoeing and relaxing by the pool. Most families participate in the evening activities, like bingo, FS’s Got Talent, kids show, etc. Last year, Family Summer took place between July 30 – August 7, 2016. Thirty-two families, 185 people in total, from 7 states participated in it. There was a great atmosphere and everyone loved spending time with their families in such a beautiful environment, as well as having the opportunity to get to know other families.  Many of the families had never participated in family enrichment courses before and were delighted with the program and the case study method. Family Summer is an incredible experience for people of all...