Online Focus Group: Families and Urbanization

This Focus Group was organized on November 18th in preparation for the World Urban Forum and the 30th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. ‘Families and Urbanization’ is included in one of the megatrends established by the United Nations Secretariat.

Accesion to the Venice Declaration

On 25th October, the Regional Assembly adopted the position to approve the accession of the region to the Venice Declaration as a new member of the Inclusive Cities for Sustainable Families project. The document was signed by Marshal Piotr Całbecki and the President of the Regional Assembly Elżbieta Piniewska. The guest of the session was Ignacio Socias, director at the International…

Virtual Side-Event at UN

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 role of families in post-covid urban settlements

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.

2021 IFFD Family Awards

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.

Observance of the World Cities Day 2020

An Interactive Discussion of Venice Declaration Signatories in Observance of the World Cities Day 2020 was held online on 28th October, under the title ‘Inclusive Cities for All: COVID-19 Urban Response’.

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. 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

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.