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2020 International Day of Families “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing+25”

15 May, 2020 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This year’s 25th anniversary of Copenhagen Declaration and Beijing Platform for Action come at the time of one of the most challenging global health and social crises. The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic brings into sharp focus the importance of investing in social policies protecting the most vulnerable individuals and families. It is the families who bear the brunt of the crisis, sheltering their members from harm, caring for out of school children and at the same time continuing their work responsibilities.

As the world struggles to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, there is a real opportunity to rethink and transform the way our economies and societies function to foster greater equality for all. In doing so, gender equality will not be achievable without greater equality in families, and that on this, and so much else, the Beijing Platform for Action continues to provide a visionary roadmap of where we need to go.

UNDESA (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs) will celebrate the 2020 International Day of Families online.

Registration is required by 12 May. Please use link below:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email and by 14 May another email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information please contact the Focal Point on the Family at kaczmarska@un.org.

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15 May, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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