May 15: International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed every year on 15th of May across world to promote awareness of issues relating to families and increase knowledge of social, economic and demographic progression that affects families which are the basic unit of society. The theme for this year is “Families and inclusive societies”. It explores role of families and family policies in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG 16) in terms of promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. The day was proclaimed by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1993 by adopting resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects importance international community attaches to families. Every year, UN secretary-general makes to the particular applicable motto (theme) attention.



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