Activity in international forums

European Meeting on Demographic Challenges

The European Economic and Social Committee has held an input session for the drafting of an opinion entitled ‘Demographic challenges in the EU in light of economic and development inequalities’, to look into mitigating the negative demographic trends in EU Member States, at the request of the Croatian Presidency and with the participation of experts […]

European Conference on Youth Inclusion

A group of 40 young professionals from 15 European countries have been invited to a conference in the European Parliament and a previous workshop. The whole project was organized by the National Association of Large Families in Hungary (NOE), MEP Gyorgy Holvenyi and the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD).

European network of family experts

Organized by the Maria Kopp Institute for Demography and Families, a meeting of a European network of experts from 12 countries have gathered in Budapest for a meeting.

International Family Congress

IFFD has participated in the closing panel of the 9th International Family Congress organized by the Universidad de La Sabana (Bogotá), and has also been awarded by the organizers.

IFFD International Advocacy Workshop in Budapest

The 2019 IFFD International Advocacy Workshop was held in Budapest (Hungary), 2nd to 4th September 2019 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and brought together entry-level professionals of social studies/political science or a related field with a strong interest in family issues and are fluent in English usage, as well as IFFD staff. They came from […]

International Seminar In la Universidad de los Andes (Chile)

Under the title “Sustainable Development and Family”,The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias and a group of experts from the UN went on May 28 to the Universidad de los Andes (Santiago, Chile) to explain the decisive role played by families and family policies for the fulfillment of the Objectives. of Sustainable Development […]

United Nations and Government of Kenya Meeting

The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, attended on April 22 as special guest of the United Nations the joint meeting of the Government of Kenya and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations. The purpose of this meeting was to study the draft of the National Policy Plan […]

Family politics conference in Budapest

The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, attended on May 1 the conference on “the transition to a family-friendly Europe”, organized by the Hungarian government and two academic entities. The objective of his intervention was to share the work of IFFD as an international initiative of special success of the United Nations, together […]

High-Level Summit organized by UNICEF

The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, has participated on July 19th at the High-Level Summit on ‘Redesigning the Workplace of the Future: Sharing Responsibility for Family-Friendly Policies’, organized by UNICEF.  Among the attendees, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore; Government of Sri Lanka Minister of Finance, H.E. Mangala Samaraweera; Government of Sweden Minister […]

Family Policies and SDGs In Argentina

The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, attended on May 30th the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation of Argentina to participate in the first day of debate about the importance of public family policies for social development. The event was attended by legislators, Unicef ​​representatives and international experts.

Family panel: Bogotá

In order to analyze the role of the family to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, has participated as a speaker in a panel held by the Institute of the Family of La Sabana University (Bogotá).The event, celebrated on March 26th, reunited different […]

Event on parenting and inclusion

A Side Event on ‘Positive Parenting and Social Inclusion: Vulnerability of Families with Children’ has been held on April 4th at the UN HQ during the Commission on Population and Development, organized by IFFD with the Permanent Missions of Malaysia, Qatar, Italy and Ghana.

Conference in Poland

The Director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, has participated as a speaker in the 1st International Scientific Conference of Research on Family Services. The event, celebrated on March 10-13 reunited international experts: prof. Jane Wathuta (Strathmore University, Kenya), prof. Lene Mosegaard Soebjerg (VIA University College, Denmark), prof. Oleksandr Dluhopolskyi (Ternopil National Economic University, Ukraine), prof. […]

Family Week in Trento

The 7th edition of the Family Festival took place in Trento from 3 to 9 December, under the topic of ‘Quality of life and competitiveness of the territory: an international perspective’. The inaugural event counted with the regional president, experts from OEDC, the director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, and other stakeholders as […]

Panel Discussion in Istanbul

Panel Discussion on Opportunities and Challenges of Families in the Modern Era, moderated by Ignacio Socias, Director of International Relations, IFFD, at the Woman and Justice Summit 2018 organized by hashtag#Kadem in Istanbul (November 24th), with Fehmi Bilge, Dimiter Philipov, Kemal Sayar and Gunhild O. Hagestad.

NCFR Annual Conference

The 2018 NCFR Annual Conference has taken place in San Diego (California, USA) from November 7th to November 10th, with nearly 1,500 participants under the theme ‘Families and Cultural Intersections in a Global Context: Innovations in Research, Practice, and Policies’. The director of International Relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, participated as a speaker.

International Conference on Parenting (Qatar)

The Doha International Family Institute, in collaboration with UNICEF-MENARO, has organized an international conference on ‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development’ to highlight the importance of investing in parents and parenting strategies, programs, laws, and policies at all levels. In this picture: conference on Parenting, Child Wellbeing and Development: High-Level Panel on Investing in Parenting Education […]

Civil Society Meeting

A meeting with some of the most important international representatives of Civil Society has been held in Doha, organized by the Doha International Family Institute in collaboration with the International Federation for Family Development.

Conference in Salerno

The director of international relations of IFFD, Ignacio Socias, has participated as a speaker in a conference organizated by Regione Campania. This event, held in Salerno (2nd October), has gathered more than one hundred practicioners and experts from different Italian regions.

IFFD Advocacy Workshop

The 2018 IFFD International Advocacy Workshop was held in Madrid (Spain), 4th to 7th September (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) and brought together entry-level professionals of social studies/political science or a related field with a strong interest in family issues and are fluent in English usage, as well as IFFD staff. They came from diverse […]

Ibero-American congress on family law

The director of international relations of IFFD has participated as a speaker in the 5th Ibero-American Congress on Family Law and Persons, held in Sao Paulo (29-31st August).

Congress on Innovation at Housework Employment

The I Congress on innovation at housework employment has been held in Grand Rex (Paris) on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the regulation of family employment in France. The Director of Communication and International Relations of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), Ignacio Socías, has been participated.

National Meeting in Tartigny

The local branch of IFFD in France IPEF -Institut Pour L’éducation Dans La Famille- has celebrated their annual convention in Tartigny, May 26-27, with the participation of leaders in Family Enrichment in 10 cities.

SDGs & Families Global Research Project

Presentation of results A roundtable discussion with audience participation was organized by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages International, the collaboration of UNICEF, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations. The event was held on May […]

2018 International Award ‘Luchadores por la Familia’

The Director of Communication and International Relations of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), Ignacio Socías, has been granted the 2018 International Award ‘Lluitadors per la Familia’. The event was held in Barcelona on May 5.

High-Level Meeting in Marseille

The most recent presentation of the Project ‘Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families’ was held in Marseille on April 4th-5th 2018, organized by the Municipality of the City, in partnership with the European Local Inclusion and Social Action Network (ELISAN), the Department of Bouches-du-Rhône, the Regional Council of the Veneto Region and the International Federation for […]

Participation in Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62)

The IFFD Representative to the United Nations participated in a Panel Discussion during CSW62 (Commission on the Status of Women) organized by ATOP/MeaningfulWorld, on ‘The importance of Family Policies for the Empowerment of Women and Girls’. In the image, with Daniela Fornari and HE Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Women Affairs & Social Development of Nigeria.

Side Event on preventing substance abuse

A side event on Substance abuse in the Sustainable Development Era (Addiction prevention, treatment and recovery as tools to eradicate poverty and boost development), was celebrated on February 5th at the UN HQ on the occasion of the 56th Commission for Social Development, co-organized by IOGT International and IFFD.

Presentation of the Results of ‘FamiliesAndSocieties’ Project at the UN

‘Vulnerability and the future of families with children in Europe’ was the title of the presentation of the results of the European Union 7th Framework Project ‘FamiliesAndSocieties’, held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on February 1. The event was organized by IFFD, in partnership with the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development, […]

Panel on the Role of Family Policies in Eradicating Poverty

This was the title of a panel discussion organized by IFFD and the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the United Nations in New York. It took place last January 30 as part of the 56th session of the Commission for Social Development, which is focused on strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for […]

Meeting on inclusive cities

A new meeting of the ‘Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families’ project has been held under the auspices of the Regional Council of Veneto, with the participation of the Director of the UN Division for Social Policy and Development, the president of the European Social Network Elisan, and IFFD.

IFFD Family Awards

The 2018 IFFD Family Awards were presented at the UN HQ to the president of the Hungarian Large Families Association (Nagycsaládosok Országos Egyesülete), Ms. Katalyn Kardosné Gyurkó, and the executive director of the Doha International Family Institute, Ms. Noor Al Malki Al Jehani. The awards were presented during the IFFD Briefing, which was held on February 1. […]

Global Meeting of the SDGs&Families Project in New York

The Third Global Meeting of the SDGs&Families Project promoted by IFFD has been held at the UN HQ and UNICEF HQ in New York (December, 7-8), with the participation of experts and observers from all over the world.

World Cities Day 2017

Celebrating the World Cities Day, October 31, IFFD co-organized and took part on the event Accessible Cities United, Enabling future cities to be smart. By 2030 more than 60% of the world’s population is projected to live in cities. Urban centers will face key challenges in ensuring that the needs of people living in hardship […]