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UN Expert Group Meeting: Assessing progress, challenges and emerging issues. Focus on modalities for IYF+30 & parenting education

16 June, 2020 - 19 June, 2020

United Nations (online) Expert Group Meeting
New York, 16-18 June 2020
10:00 am – 12:30 pm (NY time)

Organized by:

Focal Point on the Family, Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD)

Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAFT AGENDA

Tuesday, 16 June

10:00-10:15  Opening Session

Welcoming remarks

Masumi Ono, Chief, Social Inclusion and Participation Branch

Introduction of participants

10:15 – 11:30  Session I

Appropriate ways and means to observe the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, in 2024

Moderator & opening remarks: Renata Kaczmarska “IYF process and objectives”

Presenter: Bahira Trask, “Mega trends and families”

Issues for discussion

  • IYF process
  • UNDESA priorities
  • Assessment of responses to Note Verbale from Member States, UN entities and other stakeholders
  • Assessment of civil society proposals
  • Mega trends and their impact on families
  • Families and technology
  • Families, urbanization and international migration
  • Families and demographic change
  • Families and climate change
  • Family policies to counteract negative effects of trends above
  • Priority SDGs and targets & family policies important for their implementation
  • Topics to be addressed in preparation for IYF+30
  • Emerging issues
  • Regional issues/perspectives/meetings/events
  • Civil society and advocacy efforts

11:30-12:30  Session II

Positive parenting for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and social cohesion

Moderator & Introductory remarks: Nena Thundu

Presenters: 

Ignacio Socias “Positive parenting: concept and   applications”

Benjamin Freer “Global perspective on corporal punishment and its effects on children”

Issues for discussion

  • Relevance of positive parenting for the achievement of SDG16 (overall and in the context of target 16.2)
  • Positive parenting at different stages in children’s lives
  • Links between positive parenting education and early childhood education
  • Academic & civil society perspectives on positive parenting
  • Positive parenting to prevent children’s neglect and abuse including corporal punishment
  • Violence against children in families and beyond
  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Perceptions and cultural constraints
  • Negative consequences of violence against children (on children and other family members)
  • The harms of corporal punishment
  • The state of corporal punishment around the world
  • Promotion of non-violent forms of discipline
  • Awareness raising and advocacy efforts
  • Relevance of SDG16 targets 

Roundtable discussion issues from Day 1

 

Wednesday, 17 June

10:00-11:00 Session III

Regional perspectives on parenting education

The impact of COVID-19 on families & parenting around the world

Moderator & Opening remarks: Liz Gozme (or Annemie Drieskens) “COVID-19 & parenting in the EU”

Presenter:  

Mihaela Robila “Parenting education in Europe”

Nora Spinks “COVID-19 and parenting in Canada”

Issues for discussion

  • Regional perspectives on parenting education: western countries
  • Similarities and differences in approaches in Western and Eastern Europe
  • Parenting education in the United States
  • Parenting education in Canada
  • Academic and civil society perspectives
  • The impact of COVID-19 on parenting

11-12:30  Session IV

Parenting education: regional and sub-regional perspectives

Moderator: Sharifa El-Amadi

Presenters:

Rosario Esteinou “Parenting education in Latin America”

Ahmed Aref “Parenting education in Asia and MENA region”

Issues for discussion

  • Differences and similarities in parenting styles: global and regional perspective
  • Overview of parenting education in Latin America
  • Overview of parenting education in Asia and MENA region
  • Progress and challenges

 

Thursday, 18 June

10:00-11:00  Session V

Parenting education and gender equality. the role of fathers

Moderator: Kinga Joó

Presenters:

Esuna Dugarova “Gender perspective on parenting and care”

Clara Alemann “Parenting education: the role of fathers”

Issues for discussion          

  • Care and household responsibilities
  • Parenting education and its importance for gender equality
  • The role of fathers

Roundtable discussion with audience participation

11:00-12:00  Session VI

Parenting education for strong intergenerational interactions: the role of grandparents, including grandparents who are primary care givers.

Civil society perspectives on parenting education and the role of grandparents.

Moderator:  Regina Maroncelli

Presenters:

Soohyun Kim “Grandparenting: focus on Asia”

Alex Vazquez “Civil society perspectives on parenting education and grandparenting”

 Issues for discussion

  • Effective grandparenting for intergenerational solidarity
  • Regional perspectives on grandparenting
  • Differences in grandparenting styles
  • Grandparents as primary care givers: challenges and opportunities
  • Grandparenting in Asia (rural/urban comparisons, challenges in data collection, valuing of grandparents’ contributions)
  • Indicators for strong intergenerational relations

12:00-12:30  Session VII

Conclusions, recommendations & the road ahead

Moderator & Closing remarks: Renata Kaczmarska

Recommendations on:

  • IYF+30 modalities
  • parenting education and related issues

 will be elaborated via email exchanges with experts and civil society

 

 

Details

Start:
16 June, 2020
End:
19 June, 2020

Venue

United Nations Headquarters
760 United Nations Plaza, Manhattan
New York, NY 10017 United States
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Website:
http://www.un.org/en/index.html