May 15, 2020
Recognize the Importance of Families to Society on May 15th
Everyone would most likely agree that our family members are the most important people in our lives. Our parents brought us up to be the persons we are today. If it weren’t for their unconditional love and continuous support, life might have been much tougher for us by now.
That is why we are reminded to celebrate our parents together with our siblings, spouses, and children on International Day of Families, a global event observed on the 15th of May every year.
The goal of this global observance is to recognize the importance of families to society. It aims to promote awareness of issues that affect families in all corners of the world. It also encourages us to extend our support to families who are dealing with challenges such as poverty, unemployment, child-rearing, and lack of health care.
Each year, the observance of the International Day of Families is focused on a specific theme. However, no official theme has yet been announced for 2020. Last year’s observance of the event centered on “Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG13,” 2012 was all about “Ensuring Work-Family Balance,” and in 2007, the theme was “Families and Persons with Disabilities.”
How It Began
International Day of Families was established by the United Nations in 1994. The organization decided to create the initiative after seeing that family units worldwide were heavily affected by the changing economic and social structures.
On September 20th, 1993, the U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution expressing its determination to promote social development and quality of life for all families. This holiday not only supports families over the world but also sets a special day to celebrate the world’s various cultures.
What Usually Happens
As a day of awareness, the International Day of Families is observed through various campaigns intended to strengthen family units. Public officials would attend seminars, workshops, conferences, and policy meetings, while teens and children are obliged to listen to educational talks about the event’s theme. National and local organizations would hold formal discussions and exhibitions to spread the message.
If you’d like to take part, you and your family can sign up as volunteers for a community project that benefits families in need. That way, you get to impact the lives of others while bonding with your loved ones at the same time.
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Make Your Family Proud Today
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