International Day of Families - 15 May

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International Day of FamiliesInternational Day of Families is observed on 15 May to raise awareness about the importance of families and their role in society.

An Overview of the News

  • It is a global observance observed by countries around the world, including the United States.

  • The theme for International Day of Families 2023 is 'Demographic Trends and Families', while the theme for 2022 was 'Families and Urbanisation'.

  • The significance of the day lies in raising awareness about the importance of families as the basic unit of society.

History of International Day of Families

  • This day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.

  • It aims to promote awareness of the importance of families as the basic unit of society and to address issues related to the global family.

  • The first International Day of the Family was observed in 1994, and is observed annually on 15 May.

  • The United Nations recognizes the challenges that families face around the world, such as poverty, inequality and social exclusion.

  • International Day of Families provides an opportunity to raise awareness of these challenges and advocate for policies and programs that support families.

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