International Day of Families 

Category: Family
International Day of Families  in United Nations in 2023
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About International Day of Families 

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Dates of International Day of Families 
2024 United Nations Wednesday, May 15thInternational Day of Families 
2023 United Nations Monday, May 15thInternational Day of Families 
2022 United Nations Sunday, May 15thInternational Day of Families 
2021 United Nations Saturday, May 15thInternational Day of Families 
2020 United Nations Friday, May 15thInternational Day of Families 
Summary
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Every year, on May 15th, the International Day of the Family is celebrated throughout the World, which highlights the significance of family and its value in society. The day aims to enable workers to take a break from their hectic work and to spend some quality time with their family and friends.

Family is the basic unit of society. This day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the issues related to the families and to increase knowledge about the social, economic and demographic processes that affect them.

In the 1980s, the United Nations attached more importance to family-related concerns. The UN raised awareness amongst opinion leaders and decision-makers and the public about family issues and needs, as well as effective ways to fulfill those needs.

The day was observed on December 9, 1989, as the International Year of Families by the United Nations General Assembly.

In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution (A/RES/47/237) that 15 May of every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

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