Advocacy at the United Nations

UNICEF Executive Board

The UNICEF Executive Board kicked off its 2019 Annual Session at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 11 June. The session was opened by H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Morocco, and with the participation of IFFD as member of the NGO Committee and the Advisory Group.

International Day of Families

The 2019 annual observance of the International Day of Families was celebrated on May 15th at the UN HQ (N.Y):  ‘Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13’.

Presentation of the European White Paper

The presentation of the European White Paper on ‘Home & Family Employment and Home Care in the European Union’ by FEPEM – Fédération des particuliers employeurs de France and other civil society organizations, including IFFD, was celebrated on March 6. Throughout the act, the interventions of Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society; Christa Schweng, President of […]

Oral Statement at the United Nations

IFFD, one of the ten Civil Society Organizations that promoted the Statement on Parenting last October, has made a Joint Statement during the United Nations Commission for Social Development ( February 12, 2019).

Presentation of results Global Research Project

The team of family policy experts have compiled a Synthesis Report ‘Key Findings on Families, Family Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals’ to analyse how these policies are being used to meet the SDGs. It was presented on May 16th, 2018 at the UN Headquarters in New York, with the participation of a good number […]

Oral Statement ECOSOC High Level Segment 2018

The International Federation for Family Development has been one  of the six Civil Society Organizations chosen to be heard at the  High Level Segment of UN ECOSOC this year (cf. E/2018/67). Alex Vazquez, on behalf of IFFD, addressed an oral statement which mentions the Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families Project as a key contribution to the […]

Meeting with the new Executive Director of Unicef

José Alejandro Vázquez, IFFD’s Representative to the UN, has a brief meeting with the new Executive Director of Unicef Mrs. Henrietta H. Fore to discuss about the Synthesis Report of the SDGs&Families Project. IFFD has been participating as an observer of the Annual Session of the Unicef Executive Board.

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 […]

Observance of the International Day of Families at United Nations

Each year, the U.N. Headquarters in New York celebrates the International Day of Families (May 15th) with a special programme. The 2018 celebration of the International day of Families, titled ‘Families and Inclusive Societies’, focused on our Sustainable Development Goal #16 relating to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. IFFD collaborates […]

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.

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 […]