Every year 15th of May is celebrated as International Day of Families (IDF). This day features the importance of families as an essential unit of society. May 15 was announced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993 to reflect the importance of the international community appends to families. International Day of Families gives a chance to raise awareness of the issue related to families and increment the knowledge of the “social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.” International Day of Families additionally praised the role of families being developed.
This day has been around since 1994, with various family-focused themes every year. In 2018, the theme was “Families and inclusive societies”, while in 2017 and 2016 the themes were “Families, education and well-being” and “Families, healthy lives and sustainable future”. The theme for International Day of Families 2019 is “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13”.
The 2019 observance principally focuses on families, family policies and major Sustainable Development Goal 13 targets:
- SDG 13 target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-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
The panel discussion to mark International Day of Families will feature; Inter-generational way to deal with sustainability, Sustainable family cultivating from an indigenous viewpoint, Sustainable development education and practice, ‘Greening the blue’ and different practices at the UN and past. The International Day of Families was established in 1994 and celebrated every year from that point forward.
The headliner of International Day of Families will occur at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. On this day, individuals over the world will celebrate by having a get together with their families and rejoining with the relatives and know one another. It can likewise be set apart by organizing presentations, programs, and events to showcase the importance of families in the modern era.