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Online Webinar in Observance of the 2021 International Day of Families: Families and New Technologies
14 May 2021 -  In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution (A/RES/47/237) that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

Issues for discussion:

- Legacy of Copenhagen and its relevance for social policy development
- Families in the Copenhagen Declaration: social integration perspective
- Legacy of Beijing and its relevance for mainstreaming of gender perspective in overall social policy making
- VNR Policy Review Report (2016-2019): main findings & recommendations
- Families and SDGs publication: main findings & recommendations
- What family-oriented policies feature high on Governments’ agenda?
- Why are they considered important?
- Which family policies are not pursued and why?
- What is the value added of family policies for the achievement of SDGs?
- Making family policies more relevant: the role of UN entities, civil society and academics
- COVID-19 and its impact on families
- COVID-19, families and social integration
- Families living in poverty coping in the pandemic