The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, proclaimed that 15 May of every year shall be observed as the International Day of Families.
The United Nations states that “this annual observance reflects the importance which the international community attaches to families as basic units of society as well as its concern regarding their situation around the world. The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families as well as to promote appropriate action. The Day can become a powerful mobilizing factor on behalf of families in all countries, which avail themselves of this opportunity and demonstrate support of family issues appropriate to each society.”
The United Nations theme for 2022 is Families and Urbanization. Find out more about the International Day of Families.
Preparations for the thirtieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2024 (IYF+30) are underway and will focus on megatrends (technological change, migration, urbanization, demographic and climate change) and their impact on families.
TOGETHER brings together the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 member countries of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants.
The campaign was initiated during the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on September 19th 2016.
More information is available at the United Nations website.