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UN Sustainable Development Goals


In the context of human society, a family is a group of people related either by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence or some combination of these. The purpose of families is to maintain the well-being of its members and of society. Ideally, families would offer predictability, structure, and safety as members mature and participate in the community. In most societies, it is within families children acquire socialization for life outside the family. Additionally, as the basic unit for meeting the basic needs of its members, it provides a sense of boundaries for performing tasks in a heterosexual environment, ideally builds a person into a functional adult, transmits culture, and ensures continuity of humankind with precedents of knowledge.

From Wikipedia

Organizations relating to Family

Indo-Pacific Association of Law, Medicine and Science / Est. 1983
Network of African Medical Anthropologists / Est. 1992
International Committee for Medical Extension Courses / Est. 1909
International Federation for Parent Education / Est. 1964
International Association of Training and Research in Family Education / Est. 1987
International Association of the Families of Swissair Flight 111
European Association of Producers and Distributors of Natural Medicines / Est. 1996
Latin and Mediterranean Group of Sport Medicine / Est. 1956
Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation / Est. 1988
International Family Centre / Est. 1974
Save a Family Plan / Est. 1965
Entraide aux peuples isolés / Est. 1984
Women in Dialogue / Est. 1975
International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners / Est. 1938
International Institute of Holistic Medicine
European Medical Association on Smoking and Health / Est. 1986
Nordic Aeromedical Association / Est. 1987
World Association of Perinatal Medicine / Est. 1988
International Family Enterprise Research Academy / Est. 2001
Medico International - Aid in Developing Countries / Est. 1968
International Medical Cooperation Committee / Est. 1950
International Task Force Committee for Paediatric Disaster Medicine
European College of Equine Internal Medicine / Est. 2000
International Institute for Demography and the Family
International Medical Equipment Collaborative / Est. 1995

View all profiles (364 total) in the Yearbook of International Organizations

World Problems relating to Family

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Threatened family farms
Threatened species of Bonin honeyeater
Health hazards of passive smoking
Abandoned elderly
Loss of respect
Congenital disorders of lipid metabolism
Inadequate maternal and child health care
Decline in real wages
Consanguineous marriage
Escape from official detention
Multi-car families
Decline of human relationship to nature
Organized crime
Disrespect for elders
Denial of the right to procreate
Professional lying
Proliferation of sports utility vehicles
Non-payment of compensation to victims of motor accidents
Custodial democracy

Action Strategies relating to Family

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ensuring healthy environment
Preserving heritage
Increasing small farmers enterprise and income
Giving attention to war victims
Subsistence farming
Improving family food quality
Assisting immigrant families
Providing family allowances
Enabling full family employment
Educating for marriage and family life
Stabilizing family life
Forging family life-style
Researching genealogy
Assuring family health care
Providing mother/child care
Protecting rights of unborn children
Affirming influence of peer groups
Resisting peer pressure
Cultivating home gardens
Using tree-based subsistence farming
Developing coherent family policy
Nurturing spiritual development though family
Assisting families in poverty
Assisting disadvantaged families
Promoting sustainable livestock production

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