International Day of Families 2019: Theme and significance of the day

  • 15-May-2019

Begun by United Nations General Assembly in 1993, May 15 yearly is celebrated as International Day of Families (IDF). The Day reflects significance the international community attaches to families and their role being developed.

The 2019 observance focuses on families, family policies and major SDG13 targets, as indicated by the United Nations. IDF brings issues to light about the "social, economic and demographic processes affecting families." They additionally go for incorporating environmental change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

The main of the International Day of Families will happen at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Tweeting about the centrality of the day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated, “Today is International Day of Families. We live in such times when family values have assumed great significance. I always say that Maa, Mati, Manush are my family. We are committed to the welfare of every member of the family - from a newborn baby to an elderly grandparent (sic).”

As indicated by the United Nation site, the 2019 observance focuses on families, family policies and major SDG 13 targets:

SDG 13 target 13.3: Improve education, mindfulness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

SDG 13 target 13.2: integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning

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