International Day of Families 2020 Theme - Swikriti's Blog

International Day of Families 2020 Theme

International Day of Families was established by the United Nations in 1993 to create awareness about the issues faced by the families throughout the year. It is observed on every 15th of May. This day was proclaimed under the United Nations General Assembly with resolution A/RES/47/237 to highlight the importance of international communities that are attached to the families.

The United Nations also serves the International Day of Families in a manner to remember that due to social, economic, and demographic factors the family structure has undergone many changes. This annual event provides an opportunity to emphasize the important role that families play in communities and also raises issues that affect the family.

In 1994, the first International Day of Family was celebrated on the 15th of May. The structure of the family is the most important aspect of social harmony and a peaceful society. Since 1996, for this Day the United Nations has been providing an annual theme for the celebration of International Day of Families.


International Day of Families 2020 Theme is- “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”.

Every year the United Nations decided the theme for International Day of Families to raise awareness about issues faced by the families. This year the theme of International Day of Families 2020 is “Families in Development: Copenhagen & Beijing + 25”. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Copenhagen Declaration and Beijing Platform for Action.

This year he 25th anniversary arrives at a time when the world is facing one of the most challenging health and social crises on the earth. The Pandemic 2020 of COVID-19 highlights the importance of investment in social policies that can protect vulnerable people and families. It is about only the families who bear the burden of the crisis, protecting their members from damage, caring for children out-of-school, and, at the same time, maintaining their commitments in the job.


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 It is clear that equality between women and men can’t be accomplished without greater equality in communities, and that the Beijing Initiative for Change is indeed a groundbreaking roadmap to follow, as is the case.

Our world continues to respond to the COVID-19 crises so that our economies and communities will be able to rethink in a way in which they work to achieve for the greater quality.


In the 1980s, the United Nations started to concentrate on family issues. In 1983 the Commission for social development, following on since the recommendations of the Economic and Sociological Council under the resolution proposed the role of the family in the development process (1983/23). The Secretary-General called upon to raise awareness of the problems and needs of the family among decision-makers and the general public as well as appropriate ways of responding to them.

The General Assembly proclaimed the International Year of the Family in its Resolution 44/82 on 9 December 1989. In 1993, in a Resolution (A/RES/47/237) the General Assembly agreed that on every 15th of May the International Day of Families will be observed.

On 25 September 2015, the 193 United Nations Member States officially adopted the Sustainable Development Goals with a set of 17 targets that aimed at eradicating poverty, inequality, abuse, and preventable deaths, combating environmental degradation, and inaugurating a period of prosperity for everyone, everywhere. For achieving all of these objectives, families and family-oriented policies and services are important.

Swikriti Dandotia

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