IYF+10 Committee membership: Association of Volunteers for International Service, AVSI (Non-governmental organization in general consultative status with the ECOSOC) CARE Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, C-FAM Catholic Women’s League Australia Concerned Women for America, CWA Endeavor Forum Inc Family Research Council, FRC Focus on the Family Canada Association The Howard Center International Federation for Family Development, IFFD International Kolping Society Service and Research Foundation of Asia on Family and Culture SERFAC United Families International, UFI World Family Policy Center, WFPC Worldwide Organization for Women, WOW World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations, WUCWO (Non-governmental organizations in special consultative status with ECOSOC) and Latin-American Alliance for the Family ALAFA Family Action Council International FACI Family+ Foundation Red Familia (Mexico) Social Sector Forum, (Argentina) Spanish Family Forum Attendants without a UN pass are requested to be at the visitors lobby located in 46th and 1st to get a pass for the Seminar
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF THE FAMILY
“THE FAMILY AT THE ROOT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN ALL SOCIETIES” HIGH LEVEL SEMINAR ON THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FAMILY Organized by the IYF+10 COMMITTEE May 13th 2004, 3:00 pm Conference Room 4, UNHQ UNITED NATIONS, New York The IYF+10 Committee is a civil society initiative for the observance of the IYF+10. The Committee began its work in March 2003 and it is comprised of over twenty individual organizations sharing an interest in the promotion of the family and willing to work together for the celebration of the IYF+10 and beyond, at the United Nations and worldwide. This loose coalition of organizations has three main goals:
– To strengthen the pro family advocacy groups at the UN by helping to coordinate lobbying efforts in UN meetings; supporting each other in the promotion of family values and, strengthening the pro family international movement.
– To elaborate and implement a program of activities for the civil society celebration of the IYF+10 at UN Headquarters in New York- especially targeting the following dates: The “Launching Event” on December 4th 2003; The International Day of the Family on May 13th 2004; and the GA Plenary Session on the IYF+10 in 2004.
– To coordinate the respective activities of each of the individual organizations during 2004 in their IYF+10 celebration activities. Members of the IYF+10 Committee meet monthly and are informed of the different seminars, congresses and other scheduled events.
Conference Room 4 UNHQ NY PROGRAM 15:00 Panel 1: Ellen Sauerbrey, US Ambassador to the Commission on the Status of Women Mr. Oscar de Rojas, Executive Coordinator, Financing for Development. DESA United Nations Fernando Milanés, Secretary General of Red Familia, México Adekunbi Sonaike, Minister Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations 16:30 Panel 2: Carlos Anaya, Director of International Affairs, Family Department (DIF), Government of Mexico Yao N´Goran, Chief of the NGO Unit, Division for Social Policy and Development, DESA, United Nations Ilham Ahmed, Counselor of the Permanent Mission of Sudan to the United Nations Ignacio Tornel, Coordinator of the IYF+10 Committee