International Day of Families 2018
Date posted: May 15, 2018
Today is the International Day of Families. It is an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. This year’s theme is “Families and inclusive societies” and looks at the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goal 16).
“The approaches to family policies for inclusive societies vary around the world. In some regions emphasis is placed on social inclusion of various types of families and/or individuals such as migrant or indigenous families, ethnic minorities or families with persons with disabilities. In other regions primary emphasis is placed on social protection for vulnerable families to facilitate their full inclusion in the mainstream of society. As approaches vary, this year’s observance of the International Day of Families is to raise awareness of the role of families and family policies in achieving more inclusive societies from regional perspectives.”
The following infographic outlines how families are important for sustainable development.