The fifty-fourth session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development took place online from 19th to 23rd April 2021. The priority theme was "Population, Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Development". The President of IFFD, Olivier Yao, participated in one of the sessions.
The second annual meeting of the Inclusive Cities project was held online on 17th March 2021, open not only to representatives of the present signatories of the Venice Declaration but also to territories considering becoming part of the project and other stakeholders.
The awards were presented during the IFFD Briefing, which was held on February 10. The event, a panel discussion on ‘Parenting in the Digital Age’, was co-organized by UN-DESA Division for Inclusive Social Development, the Permanent Missions of Malaysia and the State of Qatar to the UN, with the participation of others United Nations institutions and IFFD.
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…
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…
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
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.
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.
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.