The changes that have been occurring across the globe has transformed what is still considered the basic unit of society. The demography and the global trends might have changed but as Barbara Bush said, “When all the dust is settled and all the crowds are gone, the things that matter are faith, family, and friends.”
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. Observing this day highlights different areas of interests and issues relating to families. It also helps in understanding the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. The theme for 2019 is ‘Families and Climate Action’. With a focus on the thirteenth sustainable development goal, the 2019 observance will feature awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, and impact reduction. It will also integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.