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  14/01/2013
   
 
 

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New UN International Day: Global Day of Parents -
1st June

   
 
Source:IFFD
   
 

the UN General Assembly has recently established a new International Day: Global Day of Parents (1st June), "to be observed annually, honouring parents throughout the world." It was an initiative of the outgoing President of the General Assembly from Qatar and it has been already published in the official list: http://www.un.org/en/events/observances/days.shtml

As the UN press note says, by this resolution (see text below) the GA "recognized that the family had primary responsibility for nurturing and protecting children. It invited all Member States to celebrate the Day in full partnership with civil society, particularly involving young people and children."

Also, this resolution not only recognizes parents but also, as they have explicitely told us, "indirectly pays tribute to your efforts to foster parenting education and the need to support parents for the general well-being of families." Therefore, it gives everyone involved in education and parenthood issues a new great opportunity to have as many initiatives as possible to disseminate this Global Day and help to celebrate and consolidate it.

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly 66/292. Global Day of Parents

http://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/66/292

The General Assembly 1. Decides to proclaim 1 June the Global Day of Parents, to be observed annually, honouring parents throughout the world;

2. Invites Member States to celebrate the Global Day of Parents in full partnership with civil society, particularly involving young people and children;

3. Requests the Secretary-General to bring the present resolution to the attention of all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and civil society organizations for appropriate observance.

   
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