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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Global Day of Parents 2016, June 1.

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
In its resolution, the General Assembly also noted that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
The resolution recognizes the role of parents in the rearing of children and invites Member States to celebrate the Day in full partnership with civil society, particularly involving young people and children
Forum :
Today we're celebrating parents and caregivers for the Global Day of Parents 2016!

To mark the occasion we asked 7 people on Wellington's waterfront what they love most about their own parents.


Event :
On Wednesday, June 1, from 3-5 pm at the United Nations, the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See will be hosting a special conference on the importance of fatherhood and motherhood for the integral development of men, women, children and society. Co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation, it is being held on the day that the United Nations has designed as Global Day of Parents.

The Conference will feature several experts on motherhood, fatherhood, the raising of children and the family, including Brad Wilcox, Meg Meeker, Brian Caulfield, Deborah McNamara and Cheryl Wetzstein. The event, to be held in UN Conference Building Room 1, will be chaired by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, and will also feature remarks by Dr. Thomas Walsh, President of the Universal Peace Federation.

Those interested in attending the free conference must have a UN pass, which can be obtained by registering for the event by May 30 at

The Importance of Fatherhood and Motherhood for Integral Development
Resources :
  • United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities
  • The rights to an education, particularly the primary rights of children and parents, are being proclaimed
  • Global health statistics - UNICEF
  • Publications


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