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International Day of Families 2014

Location: UNFPA, Accra

The International Day of Families in 2014 marks the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 to raise awareness of the importance of families, promote knowledge of socio-economic and demographic trends affecting families, and stimulate efforts to respond to the challenges faced by families. 

UNFPA Ghana, in collaboration with Global Family Care, will observe the day with an inter-family dialogue on the theme “Families Matter for the Achievement of Development Goals: Re-defining the Role of the Ghanaian Family for Holistic Development”

Stakeholders have been drawn from different backgrounds, such as traditional authorities, legislature, judiciary, religious leaders, young people and political leaders. Over the years, the international community has recognized the importance of families for the achievement of development goals, and the fact that families remain active agents of development and their numerous contributions to development deserve more recognition and support. 

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