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 Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship…

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 of Member States, academic experts…

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 New Urban Agenda.

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 16th 2018 at Conference Room…

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 each year supporting this event.…

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.