NGO Committee on the Family

The Effects of Urbanization on the Family

Please RSVP by 6 pm EDT on Thursday, May 12 in order to receive the Zoom link.
Note that this event is on FRIDAY, May 13, not our usual Thursday time.
 
IMPORTANT HOUSEKEEPING NOTES
  • It’s that time again! We will be conducting elections for the NGO Committee on the Family-NY Executive Committee at our next meeting. One paid member per NGO is eligible to vote. You MUST attend the Zoom meeting on May 13 in order to vote. If you have not yet paid dues for your organization, please be sure to do so prior to the event in order to participate. The slate of nominees is attached for your perusal.

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CoNGO Notes: This event is held the NGO Committee on the Family New York, a substantive committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). Learn more about this Committee and how you may collaborate with it by visiting substantive committees.

2022 International Day of Families on “Families and Urbanization”

2022 International Day of Families on “Families and Urbanization”

Theme: Families and Urbanization

International Day of Families 2022Urbanization is one of the most important megatrends shaping our world and the life and wellbeing of families worldwide. Sustainable urbanization is related to the achievement of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets, such as SDG1 (Poverty eradication) SDG 3, (Good health and well-being); SDG 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable), SDG10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries). All the above SDGs and targets depend on how well urbanization is managed to benefit families and enhance the well-being of all generations living in the cities.

This year’s theme of the International Day of Families on “Families and Urbanization” is to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable and family-friendly urban policies.

Virtual Event
Friday, 13 May, 10:00-11:15 AM (New York time)

UNDESA will organize a panel discussion that will include presentations from academics, civil society and urban authorities. The event will include the launch of the background paper as well as presentation of civil society initiatives such as Venice Declaration and Civil Society Declaration for IYF+30.

A major research paper is to be launched at the observance as part of the preparations for IYF+30. The keynote address by the author will mainly examine current urbanization trends from a family perspective.

The paper on Migration, Urbanization, and the Family Dimension focuses on the impact of urbanization and migration on families. The paper addresses recent urbanization trends impacting families; gender and urbanization; urbanization and family life, in particular the importance of affordable safe housing, child and youth developments and intergenerational issues; urbanization and globalization; urbanization and green spaces; promoting civic life and participation in urban areas, social cohesion and social stability.

Concept Note

Programme

Bios of Speakers

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CoNGO Notes: This event is held the NGO Committee on the Family New York, a substantive committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CoNGO). Learn more about this Committee and how you may collaborate with it by visiting substantive committees.

Siblings Through the Generations

Siblings Through the Generations

April 28, 2022 at 1:15 PM EDT.

 

Please register by 6 pm on Wed., April 27, in order to receive the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/NGOFamilyApr28
The NGO Committee on the Family-New York invites you to attend this year’s annual program developed by interns and students: Siblings Through the Generations. Under the direction of Dr. Florence Denmark, ICP interns and students will host a student-led panel discussion on an array of challenges faced by adult siblings in today’s world. Topics will include siblings in the context of family dynamics, religion, migration, and disabilities. Master student Taylor Mulligan-Stark of Pace University and doctoral student Olivia Friedman of Adelphi University, both interns at the International Council of Psychologists (ICP), will also lead the conversation, along with Pace MA Psychology students Dev Das, Andrea Quevedo-Prince, and previous ICP intern and Pace alum Anna Stauber. We look forward to seeing you on April 28, 2022 at 1:15 PM EDT.