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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2021 OBSERVED

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2021 OBSERVED

Context

International Day of Families or IDF is observed annually on May 15.

Details

  • It is celebrated to highlight the importance of families and filial bonds by the international community.
  • The theme of IDF 2021 is ‘Families and new technologies’.
  • It provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.
  • It was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 1994.

About United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the  United Nations.
  • It is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.
  • The President of the General Assembly is elected each year by assembly to serve a one-year term of office.
  • It is the only UN body with universal representation.
  • President: Volkan Bozkır
  • Headquarters: New York, United States

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