UN Secretary General advocates for equality for all families on International Family Day’
16 May 2014
NELFA WELCOMES INCLUSIVE WORDS ON FAMILIES BY UN SECRETARY GENERAL
The Network of European Families Associations (NELFA) welcomes the celebration of International Family Day on 15 May 2014.
NELFA is particularly happy with the inclusive words of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon marking the day, where he notes that "Support for families is crucial to realizing their full potential. That means factoring their needs into development policies, considering their circumstances in addressing conflicts, and advocating for the equal treatment of all families, regardless of their structure".
Maria von Känel, NELFA's President said: "This is a day for all families. Ban Ki-moon's reference to all families, regardless of their structure, is very welcome".
NELFA celebrated International Family Equality Day (IFED) on 4 May 2014. To learn more about IFED celebrations around the world visit the website and the facebook page:
NELFA is the European platform of LGBT families associations, bringing together LGBT parents and parents-to-be from all over Europe. NELFA currently represents 23 organisations in 15 European countries with more than 10.000 members. NELFA is a member of ILGA-Europe.
For further contacts:
Maria von Känel
– President Luís Amorim
– Board Member/Treasurer
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+32-473 76 50 70
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