family

Amidst great changes families remain resilient but need help, Annan says

Families are resilient to far-reaching changes in their size and structure of families, but governments must do their part to protect society's smallest unit, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today at the General Assembly session marking the 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family.

UN launches 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family

The 10th anniversary of the International Year of the Family was launched at United Nations headquarters today with a message from UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, a high-level seminar on the family and an exhibit by several non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Annan marks International Day of Families with call for more resources

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on world leaders today to provide the resources necessary for putting families closer to the centre of public policy in the effort to solve social welfare issues ranging from ageing and migration to fighting AIDS.

UN population conference grapples with poverty, HIV/AIDS, family planning

Government ministers from more than 40 countries in the Asia and Pacific region convened in Bangkok today at a United Nations-backed meeting aimed at hammering out recommendations for action on population issues and poverty eradication.