International Family Day: The International Day of Families is celebrated every year on 15th of May all over the world. The day is commemorated to highlight the important affairs central to the welfare of families, such as health, education, gender equality, rights for children, and social inclusion among others.
International Day of Families 2022 Theme
Families and Urbanization
Urbanization is one of the most important megatrends shaping our world and the life and wellbeing of families worldwide.
Sustainable urbanization is related to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, such as SDG-1 (Poverty eradication); SDG-3 (Good health and well-being); SDG-11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable); and SDG-10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries). These SDGs and their targets depend on how well urbanization is managed towards benefitting families and enhancing the well-being of all generations living in cities.
This year’s theme, “Families and Urbanization”, aims to raise awareness on the importance of sustainable, family-friendly urban policies.
History Of International Family Day:
Founded by the United Nations (UN) in 1994 the International Day of Families is observed every May 15 to honor the importance of families. Families—both traditional and non-traditional—are the foundation of society. Our most formative years are spent with our families and those people are likely the most important people in our lives, so they should be celebrated.
Significance of International Family Day:
The main purpose of celebrating the International Day of Families is to make people understand the importance of family and its value. Also, it is necessary to highlight the issues that affect families worldwide. This day also shows that the global community reflects the significance of the families as primary units of the society and raise their concern according to the situation worldwide.
No matter how successful, educated someone becomes in life, but if he does not have a family, then he is alone and living alone is not easy. A person living in a family knows how to share his joys and pains, but the breakdown of families and growth of nuclear families is a matter of concern for the whole world , so it was considered important to celebrate International Family Day.
International Day of Families 2022 Quotes
Other things may change us but we start and end with the family- Anthony Brandt
Family is the most important thing in the world- Princess Diana
Do not leave the world and lose your soul, intelligence is better than silver or gold- Bob Marley
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city- George burns
Family time is the best time- Carmelo Anthony
What can you do to promote World Peace? Go home and love your family- Mother Teresa