Vienna NGO Committee on the Family

Comité de Vienne des ONG sur les questions de la famille

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Founded 1985, following informal meetings of organizations to discuss the family, convened by United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), and held in 1984 and 1985. Also referred to as: NGO Committee on the Family -- Comité des ONG sur les questions de la famille; NGO Committee on the Family - Vienna; Committee of Non-governmental Organizations on the Family.


Serve as an open forum for free exchange on family issues; initiate programmes and projects furthering international cooperation and increased understanding for future-oriented family policies as a vital factor for social development; improve sharing of information on the situation of families, family-related events and studies between governmental and nongovernmental organizations and between national and international levels; stress the importance of families as vital units in every economic and social development process in all societies; create awareness on how social, legal and economic measures affect family relationships and thus the well-being of its members; stimulate discussion on how family units can best be involved in processes and programmes to improve the situation of specific or disadvantaged population groups; raise questions which could lead to activities at national and international levels which are in the interest of family functioning and cohesion.

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Networking; setting up of interactive Internet fora with NGOs; workshops and seminars; study papers and working papers; information-gathering and distribution on NGO and UN activities relating to the family; encourages the organization and promotion of the International Day of Families; prepares and processes Joint Statements of international non-governmental organizations to UN conferences, commissions and meetings.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Society
    • Family
    • Disadvantaged
  • Social Activity
    • Nongovernmental
  • Amenities
    • Living Conditions
  • Development
    • Development
  • Policy-making
    • Policy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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