Picture18THE EXHBITION Uniting Nations for a Family Friendly World is presented in celebration of the International Day of Families, which – since 1994 – is observed on 15 May pursuant to the resolution of the General Assembly A/res/47/237 (para 15).


The successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will depend on policies that promote the family, especially if we are to ensure that no one is left behind.


The exhibition showcases the family as an agent of sustainable social and economic development, and recognizes the essential role of the family in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.


The exhibition highlights the role of the family as primary educator, economic driver, and social safety net.


The exhibition emphasizes how national policy implementation  of family-oriented programmes contributes  to the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals.


Uniting Nations for a Family Friendly World is presented by the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Belarus, Comoros, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, the Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe, in cooperation with ADF International, Center for Family and Human Rights
(C-Fam), Family Watch International and United Families International.


The data included in the exhibition is taken from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), namely from UNDP country offices’ websites and UNDP Reports, such as the Human Development Report 2015: Work for Human Development. Some data also comes from The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015, published by the United Nations.