INVITATION: “It Takes A Family” – May 15, 2019

from Austin Ruse – Center for Family and Human Rights

It Takes a family

25th Observance of the International Day of Families and
25th Commemoration of the International Year of the Family

Wednesday, May 15, 2019,  3:00PM — 6:00PM
United Nations Headquarters — ECOSOC Chamber

You are cordially invited to attend an event to celebrate the International Day of Families. Together with Member States and Civil Society this event will highlight the integral role of the Family as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society,” as defined in international law, and the attendant obligations of Member States in binding international human rights instruments.

Participants will highlight the Family’s protective role, especially in protecting against poverty and violence, and in providing a loving and nurturing environment for the happiness, well being, and integral human development of children and all family members.

Passes needed to attend. All are welcome. Please RSVP by May 10 by clicking here. 


Moderator: Mrs. Cathy Ruse, Senior Legal Counsel, Family Research Council

Ceremonial Segment
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Fathi Ahmed Edrees, Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations (TBC)
H.E. Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations (TBC)
H.E. Mr. Valentin Rybakov, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations
Msgr. Tomasz Grysa, First Counselor and Deputy Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations
H.E. Ms. Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, Minister for External Affairs, Saint Lucia
Ms. Valerie Huber, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Declaration by Children – Oakcrest School, Vienna Virginia
Performance, Harp Circle, Oakcrest School

Panel Discussion
“The Family in Latin America,” Christine Vollmer, Vollmer, President, Alliance for the Family
“The Significance of the Family in Africa,” Errol Naidoo, Founder and CEO, Family Policy Institute
“The Technological Assault on the Family,” Michael Hanby, Ph.D., JPII Institute for Marriage and Family at CUA, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science.
“Household Family Structure and the Macroeconomic Welfare of Nations,” Joseph Price,Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Brigham Young University.

Presentation of C-Fam’s Maximillian Kolbe Medal – awarded for long-term service promoting the Family

Statements by Member States and Civil Society principals.

C-Fam is a non-partisan, non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person.  Use this link for more information.  

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