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The child in the family


Links to other websites of other UN Agencies and Departments that are actively engaged in activities related to Family. These links open in a new window and will take you to a non-UNICEF web site.

The UN Family website has useful and up-to-date information on the Family and development cooperation.
The Millennium Project and the related goals and targets reflect the well-being of children and families.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
In promoting rural youth development worldwide, FAO emphasizes strong family ties and maintenance of critically important family values in its programmes, projects and activities. The Gender and Population Division of FAO has linked the tenth anniversary with events for the observance of the International Year of Rice and the celebration of International Women’s Day in 2004. 
The International Labour Organization (ILO)
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has focused its family-related activities on standard setting, research and studies, organization of meetings, and technical cooperation. It has launched an advocacy programme to encourage Governments to develop responsive policies and programmes to assist workers in reconciling the competing demands of professional and family  life. 

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Based on consensus built during the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development in 1994,  and reaffirmed during its tenth review in 2004, UNFPA recognizes that families are social basic unit that reproduce and generate norms, values and regulations enabling societal life and create wealth and knowledge contributing to collective well being. To reinforce families and empower all the individual family members, UNFPA supports programs that strengthen capacities of families to overcome barriers and minimize lost opportunities posed by gender discrimination, marginalization of young people, poverty and limited access to social services, including sexual and reproductive health service.

The World Bank Group The World Bank is in a unique position to address issues related to Social Capital and the Family, Family and Economic Development, and, Family and Community. The World Bank provides technical and financial assistance to countries in need for family strengthening and social capital promotion.



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