United Nations’ Day of Families: Impact of Covid-19 and its Aftermath on Families and Social Integration

As United Nations Headquarters in New York remain closed for the month of May due to COVID-19 pandemic, the annual observance of the #DayofFamilies was conducted online on Friday, 15 May. IFFD participated with a presentation on the ‘Impact of Covid-19 and its Aftermath on Families and Social Integration’, and this video at the end of it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGNRaGHPOJc&feature=emb_title The final report of…

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 including Ignacio Socias as representative…

Leaving no one alone

The President of the Regional Council of the Veneto Region (Italy) has written a letter to all stakeholders of the Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families project he promoted with IFFD, to underline the role of families and the importance of the Venice Declaration in the times they are going through and in the future of all societies. Read here the letter

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 including Ignacio Socias as representative…

2020 IFFD Briefing

The 2020 IFFD Briefing has been celebrated at the UN Headquarters in New York, during the Session of the Commission for Social Development, co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Ecuador, Malaysia, the State of Qatar and Kenya to the UN, UN-Habitat and UN-DESA, with the participation of the Doha International Family Institute.

Sao Paulo joins the Venice Declaration

Luiz Alvaro, Secretary of International Relations, presented the Declaration signed by major Bruno Covas on behalf of the Municipality, together with Marina Morais and Bruna Starling. IFFD was represented by Roberto Canonico and Ignacio Socias.

Conference on Family Policy at the US Senate

The Second International Conference on Family Policy was held at the US Senate on 4th December, organized by the Embassy of Hungary, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Embassy of Brazil, with the participation of IFFD.

 Vicenza joins the Venice Declaration

The Signature of the Venice Declaration by the city of Vicenza (Italy) was carried out in Bruselas (November) and representated by the mayor Francesco Rucco. The Veneto Region was represented by the president of the Regional Council, Roberto Ciambetti, and IFFD by Ignacio Socías.        

World Cities Day 2019

Together with other events, a Panel Discussion in Observance of the World Cities Day 2019 on ‘Inclusive Cities for All: Intergenerational Urban Arrangements’ was organized at the UN Headquarters in New York by IFFD with the UN DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat).

Conference on Family and Social Innovation

A conference on ‘Family and Social Innovation’ has been held in Curitiba (Brasil), as the conclusion of the annual meeting for the ‘Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families’ project members, with more than 400 participants.