International Day of Families
Family members are a key source of services and support for persons with disabilities across their life course. They play influential role in the lives of persons with disabilities especially in Pacific Island countries.
According to the UN, this year the theme for celebration is “Families and Urbanization” which aims to raise awareness on the importance of sustainable, family-friendly urban policies.
Urbanization 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 SDG-1 (Poverty eradication); SDG-3 (Good health and well-being); SDG-11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable); and SDG-10 (Reduce inequality within and among countries). These SDGs and their targets depend on how well urbanization is managed towards benefitting families and enhancing the well-being of all generations living in cities.