September 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit,
world leaders agreed to a set of timebound and measurable
goals and targets for combating poverty, hunger, disease,
illiteracy, environmental degradation and discrimination
against women. Click
Here for the MDGs.
Annan UN Secretary-General
"Families can be real bastions of
human progress. Let us do our utmost to create the conditions
families need to fully realize their potential".
Deisi Noeli Weber Kusztra President of WFO
Family is the economic, political, social-cultural and sustainaible
entity of society".
Saida Agrebi Vice President of WFO
President of Magreb Mothers Organization OMMA
President of Tunisian Mothers’ Association, ATM
"Mother represents the main pillar
of the family..." ::More::
Karaborni Senior Interregional Adviser OUSG/UNDESA "An
Outstanding and Innovating Partnership Initiative with the United
Nations for more well being of families everywhere in the world." ::More::
Mrs. Maria do Carmo Nascimento Alves Federal
Senator - Brazil "The
family is the base in which all society stands, and only through
the family all the changes related to the construction of
world more solid, just and human will happen." ::More::
Taniguchi Mayor of Curitiba - Brazil "A
fresh vision must be built by the communitys and the governments,
and we believe this process can begin in the World Family Summit".
Nagia M. Essayed Commissioner for Human Resources,
Science and Technology - African Union "Marking
the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family
through the holding of a World Family Summit is a testimony
of the importance to issues relating to the family." ::More::
Gertraud Pichler IFHE Past President (2000
"...families and households are
the prime nurturing environment for every human being..." ::More::
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President
of Brazil "...
the family is the main entity responsible for the formation
of the character, sedimentation of high values and also for
the emotional and affective balance of the individual ." ::More::
Weiqing Minister of National Population and
Family Planning Commission of China "The
Chinese government shows its great interest to the WFO and feels
honored to observe the Tenth Anniversary of the IYF in China". ::More::
Alzira Maria D'Avila Nery Guimarães President of WFO Latin America and
Caribbean Region "Essentialy,
to concentrate action and efforts on the family is to bring
all society towards better conditions."
Mezoui Chief of NGO Section
has been the vanguard in understanding and promoting the role
of the Family".