United Nations2020-05-05T22:38:17+02:00

United Nations

The United Nations aims to protect international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and achieve international cooperation. It is the largest international organisation in the world. As member of the International Catholic Centre for Cooperation with UNESCO (CCIC), FAFCE is represented to the UNESCO (Paris) and to the Vienna NGO Committee of the Family (Vienna).

2103, 2024

FAFCE attends World Down Syndrome Day in Geneva

March 21st, 2024|Categories: Children's Rights, Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , |

Brussels, 21st March 2024 FAFCE marked World Down Syndrome Day by participating in the event co-hosted by ART21 (Association Romande Trisomie 21) at the United Nations in Geneva.  Pope Francis during World Down Syndrome Day in 2021 said that:

1502, 2023

Ageing Population: UN report shows that it is not only Europe’s problem

February 15th, 2023|Categories: Ageing, Demographic challenges, European Union, Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

15 February 2023, The World Social Report is a leading publication that focuses on significant social topics issued by the United Nations Secretariat's Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which serves as a crucial link between global economic,

1405, 2022

PRESS RELEASE | FAFCE celebrates the International Day of Families

May 14th, 2022|Categories: European Union, FAFCE, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The 15th of May, is the International Day of Families. FAFCE President, Vincenzo Bassi, declares: “This is a special occasion to say thank you to our families, to all its members. It is a precious moment to highlight the hidden and priceless work of many fathers and mothers and the contribution of our families and family networks to the social cohesion of our communities.

912, 2021

The European Parliament recognises the complementary role of parents in the education of children

December 9th, 2021|Categories: Children's Rights, European Union, FAFCE, Latest News, Parenthood & Children education, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

9 December 2021, On November 11th, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on “The European Education Area: a shared holistic approach”, providing several guidelines to tackle the educational challenges in Europe since the start of the pandemic. FAFCE welcomes

1204, 2021

Forum of Catholic Inspired NGOs publication “Toward a more inclusive society” now available in English, French, Italian & Spanish

April 12th, 2021|Categories: Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , |

In 2013, Pope Francis called for inclusion in Evangelii Gaudium: “in a culture which privileges dialogue as a form of encounter, it is time to devise a means for building consensus and agreement while seeking the goal of a just, responsive, and inclusive society.” (239)

2711, 2020

The United Nations General Assembly recalls the importance of the family

November 27th, 2020|Categories: Economy of the Family, FAFCE, Family & Work-life balance, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: , , , |

On November 13th, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution on the “Follow-up to the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family and beyond”, tabled jointly by the 135 countries of G77+China, together with the

1506, 2020

Press Release | World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: More Family is the Answer to Prevent Elder Abuse

June 15th, 2020|Categories: Demographic challenges, Human dignity, Latest News, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Brussels, 15 June 2020 “Promoting a family-friendly culture is the best answer to fight elder abuse. Family associations can play a key-role in overcoming the current ways we take care of the elderly, by creating new structures of solidarity

2011, 2019

Press Release | 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: our Common responsibility

November 20th, 2019|Categories: Parenthood & Children education, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: , , |

On the thirtieth anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), FAFCE recalls the importance of caring for our children

1304, 2018

Antoine Renard: Individual “rights” endanger 1948 Declaration of Human Rights

April 13th, 2018|Categories: Human dignity, Latest News, United Nations|Tags: |

FAFCE president Antoine Renard was interviewed by the Austrian Catholic Press Agency: The human rights ideal born out of the catastrophe of World War II only aimed at fostering the rights of a person, in order that the state

2802, 2017

Press release | African & European voices united: Yes to safe deliveries, No to abortion!

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Human dignity, Press Release, United Nations|Tags: |

Brussels, 28 February 2017 Following the reinstatement of the so called Mexico City Policy by the United States, the funding of organisations providing abortion services abroad, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Marie Stopes International and the United Nations Population