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United Nations  International Day of Families May 13, 2010 “ The Impact of Migration  on Families Around the World” Events...
A symposium was convened at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss the challenges faced by migrant and non-migrant fam...
Event co-chairs H.E. Alpha Ibrahima Sow, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Guinea, and Mrs. Lynn Walsh of the UPF...
UPF Secretary General Taj Hamad reads the message for the International  Day of Families from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
“ While migration brings prosperity, it causes grief and separation particularly damaging to children,” said H.E. Abdalmah...
H.E. Miss Alya Ahmed S. Al-Thani from the Permanent Mission of Qatar described  the work of the Doha Institute on the Fami...
H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya of the Permanent Mission of Nepal said that migration weakens inter-generational solidarity and ...
Sharon Slater of  Family Watch International  called on the UN to cease anti-family educational agendas that are inhibitin...
Ms. Renate Kaczmarska, Acting Focal Point of the United Nations Programme on the Family, talked about creative ways family...
In small groups, participants discussed the challenges migration places on families  and the ways the UN and NGOs can be m...
UPF President Dr. Thomas Walsh and Mrs. Lynn Walsh, Secretary General Taj Hamad and Mrs. Josephine Hamad honor Sharon Slat...
United Nations  International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by  the Universal Peace Federation in Africa: ...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Cameroon People from all walks of life at a seminar in Douala on the effects of migr...
International Day of Families 2010 -   Cote d’Ivoire Six outstanding couples in Agboville were given Family Awards.
International Day of Families 2010 -   Nigeria Dignitaries at a celebration at the University of Lagos
International Day of Families 2010 -  Zambia Seminar participants gained insights to share with others.
United Nations  International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by  The Universal Peace Federation in the Amer...
Special recognition of couples in Buenos Aires who have been  married 25 years or more. International Day of Families 2010...
International Day of Families 2010 -   Barbados The Barbados National Peace Council hosted   celebration in Bridgetown.
A seminar on families held at the Grand Hall of the  Quito Chamber of Commerce International Day of Families 2010 -  Ecuador
Remy Taupier of the Universal Peace Federation-St. Lucia speaks at the evening news about the Day of Families.  Internatio...
400 balloons carrying children’s drawings were released in Montevideo. International Day of Families 2010 -   Uruguay
International Day of Families 2010 -  Venezuela Presenting a “Medal of Peace” in Caracas to a couple who had  been married...
United Nations  International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by  the Universal Peace Federation in Asia and...
Bringing food and gifts to families living in tents in Kabul International Day of Families 2010 -  Afghanistan
Seminar in Dhaka on challenges facing families International Day of Families 2010 -  Bangladesh
Dr. Mohan Prasad Kharel and Mrs. Bimala Kharel receiving the Ideal Family Award in Gangtok, Sikkim  International Day of F...
Students and faculty at a computer sciences institute in Punjab International Day of Families 2010 -  India
International couples in Tokyo talking about the challenges they faced gaining their parents’ acceptance. International Da...
Refugees in Kathmandu enjoying a family celebration International Day of Families 2010 -   Nepal
Mr. Greg Mills of the International Organization for Migration speaks about migration patterns in Oceania and Australia. I...
Three generations of family members entertain with traditional Thai dances. International Day of Families 2010 -  Thailand
United Nations  International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by  the Universal Peace Federation in Eurasia:...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Georgia Participants in a seminar on the “Role of the family  in the peacemaking pro...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Georgia Creating a family atmosphere  at an orphanage in Tbilisi
International Day of Families 2010 -  Latvia Mr. Leon Bojars, President of UPF-Latvia, speaking  in Riga on “The Future of...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Moldova Dr. Inga Zmuncila from the State Pedagogical University speaking at a semina...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Russia “ Best dad” contest at a rehabilitation center in Ekaterinburg
International Day of Families 2010 -  Russia Games with the children at an orphanage in Novosibirsk
International Day of Families 2010 -  Ukraine A round-table discussion in Kiev on  “A family-friendly society as the found...
United Nations  International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by the Universal  Peace Federation in Europe a...
Speakers at a family seminar held at the Europe House in Zagreb International Day of Families 2010 -  Croatia
International Day of Families 2010 -   Czech Rep. A conference on families held in cooperation with the UN Information Cen...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Finland A specialist on migration, Mrs. Anita Novitsky talks at a seminar  in the Pa...
Mr. Chansamone Voravong from Laos speaks in Paris about the impact of migration on families International Day of Families ...
<ul><li>Presentation of Family Awards in Stuttgart </li></ul>The Froehner family, an intercultural couple The Siller famil...
<ul><li>Painting murals at a temporary residence for families in Budapest </li></ul>International Day of Families 2010 -  ...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Iceland A colorful international parade in Reykjavik
International Day of Families 2010 -  Ireland Jasbir Sing Puri  Punjabi Society Roberto Samson Catholic Youth Care Abdul H...
Israeli and Palestinian families enjoyed an outing together at Jerusalem’s Bell Gardens.  International Day of Families 20...
Mrs. Joty ter Kulve spent World War II in a concentration camp and migrated afterwards to the Netherlands. International D...
International Day of Families 2010 -  Norway Mrs. Thale Berg Hansen, UN communication office in Oslo Mrs. Hanne Nabintu He...
Performing international folk dances for senior citizens in Madrid International Day of Families 2010 -  Spain
Sheridan Mangal discusses his family’s experiences as migrants to the UK.  International Day of Families 2010 -  UK
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An overview of celebrations of the International Day of Families, May 13, 2010, organized by chapters of the Universal Peace Federation in 36 nations in conjunction with government officials, intergovernmental organizations, and other NGOs. The theme for 2010 chosen by the United Nations was "The Impact of Migration on Families."

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UN Day of Families 2010

  1. 1. United Nations International Day of Families May 13, 2010 “ The Impact of Migration on Families Around the World” Events organized by the Universal Peace Federation chapters in cooperation with the United Nations and other organizations
  2. 2. A symposium was convened at the UN headquarters in New York to discuss the challenges faced by migrant and non-migrant families. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  3. 3. Event co-chairs H.E. Alpha Ibrahima Sow, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Guinea, and Mrs. Lynn Walsh of the UPF Office of Marriage and Family United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  4. 4. UPF Secretary General Taj Hamad reads the message for the International Day of Families from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  5. 5. “ While migration brings prosperity, it causes grief and separation particularly damaging to children,” said H.E. Abdalmahmood Mohamad of the Permanent Mission of Sudan. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  6. 6. H.E. Miss Alya Ahmed S. Al-Thani from the Permanent Mission of Qatar described the work of the Doha Institute on the Family and other national initiatives. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  7. 7. H.E. Gyan Chandra Acharya of the Permanent Mission of Nepal said that migration weakens inter-generational solidarity and the relationship between children and parents. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  8. 8. Sharon Slater of Family Watch International called on the UN to cease anti-family educational agendas that are inhibiting the achievement of the MDGs and other goals. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  9. 9. Ms. Renate Kaczmarska, Acting Focal Point of the United Nations Programme on the Family, talked about creative ways family members can keep in contact. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  10. 10. In small groups, participants discussed the challenges migration places on families and the ways the UN and NGOs can be more supportive of families. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  11. 11. UPF President Dr. Thomas Walsh and Mrs. Lynn Walsh, Secretary General Taj Hamad and Mrs. Josephine Hamad honor Sharon Slater of Family Watch International. United Nations International Day of Families 2010
  12. 12. United Nations International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by the Universal Peace Federation in Africa: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Zambia
  13. 13. International Day of Families 2010 - Cameroon People from all walks of life at a seminar in Douala on the effects of migration
  14. 14. International Day of Families 2010 - Cote d’Ivoire Six outstanding couples in Agboville were given Family Awards.
  15. 15. International Day of Families 2010 - Nigeria Dignitaries at a celebration at the University of Lagos
  16. 16. International Day of Families 2010 - Zambia Seminar participants gained insights to share with others.
  17. 17. United Nations International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by The Universal Peace Federation in the Americas: Argentina, Barbados, Ecuador, St. Lucia, Uruguay, Venezuela
  18. 18. Special recognition of couples in Buenos Aires who have been married 25 years or more. International Day of Families 2010 - Argentina
  19. 19. International Day of Families 2010 - Barbados The Barbados National Peace Council hosted celebration in Bridgetown.
  20. 20. A seminar on families held at the Grand Hall of the Quito Chamber of Commerce International Day of Families 2010 - Ecuador
  21. 21. Remy Taupier of the Universal Peace Federation-St. Lucia speaks at the evening news about the Day of Families. International Day of Families 2010 - St. Lucia
  22. 22. 400 balloons carrying children’s drawings were released in Montevideo. International Day of Families 2010 - Uruguay
  23. 23. International Day of Families 2010 - Venezuela Presenting a “Medal of Peace” in Caracas to a couple who had been married for more than 20 years.
  24. 24. United Nations International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by the Universal Peace Federation in Asia and Oceania: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Nepal, Solomon Islands, Thailand
  25. 25. Bringing food and gifts to families living in tents in Kabul International Day of Families 2010 - Afghanistan
  26. 26. Seminar in Dhaka on challenges facing families International Day of Families 2010 - Bangladesh
  27. 27. Dr. Mohan Prasad Kharel and Mrs. Bimala Kharel receiving the Ideal Family Award in Gangtok, Sikkim International Day of Families 2010 - India
  28. 28. Students and faculty at a computer sciences institute in Punjab International Day of Families 2010 - India
  29. 29. International couples in Tokyo talking about the challenges they faced gaining their parents’ acceptance. International Day of Families 2010 - Japan
  30. 30. Refugees in Kathmandu enjoying a family celebration International Day of Families 2010 - Nepal
  31. 31. Mr. Greg Mills of the International Organization for Migration speaks about migration patterns in Oceania and Australia. International Day of Families 2010 - Solomon Is.
  32. 32. Three generations of family members entertain with traditional Thai dances. International Day of Families 2010 - Thailand
  33. 33. United Nations International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by the Universal Peace Federation in Eurasia: Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine
  34. 34. International Day of Families 2010 - Georgia Participants in a seminar on the “Role of the family in the peacemaking process” in the Abkhazian parliament
  35. 35. International Day of Families 2010 - Georgia Creating a family atmosphere at an orphanage in Tbilisi
  36. 36. International Day of Families 2010 - Latvia Mr. Leon Bojars, President of UPF-Latvia, speaking in Riga on “The Future of the Family, the Future of the Nation”
  37. 37. International Day of Families 2010 - Moldova Dr. Inga Zmuncila from the State Pedagogical University speaking at a seminar in Chisinau
  38. 38. International Day of Families 2010 - Russia “ Best dad” contest at a rehabilitation center in Ekaterinburg
  39. 39. International Day of Families 2010 - Russia Games with the children at an orphanage in Novosibirsk
  40. 40. International Day of Families 2010 - Ukraine A round-table discussion in Kiev on “A family-friendly society as the foundation for lasting peace”
  41. 41. United Nations International Day of Families 2010 Commemorations organized by the Universal Peace Federation in Europe and the Middle East: Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, UK
  42. 42. Speakers at a family seminar held at the Europe House in Zagreb International Day of Families 2010 - Croatia
  43. 43. International Day of Families 2010 - Czech Rep. A conference on families held in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Prague
  44. 44. International Day of Families 2010 - Finland A specialist on migration, Mrs. Anita Novitsky talks at a seminar in the Parliament about issues facing immigrant families.
  45. 45. Mr. Chansamone Voravong from Laos speaks in Paris about the impact of migration on families International Day of Families 2010 - France
  46. 46. <ul><li>Presentation of Family Awards in Stuttgart </li></ul>The Froehner family, an intercultural couple The Siller family, for 50 years of faithful marriage and devoted children The Said family, for their support for refugees International Day of Families 2010 - Germany
  47. 47. <ul><li>Painting murals at a temporary residence for families in Budapest </li></ul>International Day of Families 2010 - Hungary
  48. 48. International Day of Families 2010 - Iceland A colorful international parade in Reykjavik
  49. 49. International Day of Families 2010 - Ireland Jasbir Sing Puri Punjabi Society Roberto Samson Catholic Youth Care Abdul Haseeb, Editor Muslim Ireland Magazine Symposium at the Lantern Interfaith Center
  50. 50. Israeli and Palestinian families enjoyed an outing together at Jerusalem’s Bell Gardens. International Day of Families 2010 - Israel
  51. 51. Mrs. Joty ter Kulve spent World War II in a concentration camp and migrated afterwards to the Netherlands. International Day of Families 2010 - Netherlands Symposium in the Hague Sufi Imam Dr. Hashim Jansen, speaking about Muslim immigrants
  52. 52. International Day of Families 2010 - Norway Mrs. Thale Berg Hansen, UN communication office in Oslo Mrs. Hanne Nabintu Herland on changing family patterns
  53. 53. Performing international folk dances for senior citizens in Madrid International Day of Families 2010 - Spain
  54. 54. Sheridan Mangal discusses his family’s experiences as migrants to the UK. International Day of Families 2010 - UK

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