Petition to Protect the Family!

Petition to: The United Nations

 

Petition to Protect the Family!

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Petition to: The United Nations

 

Whereas the United Nations has recognized that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and State; (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16(3))

Whereas the family plays an essential role in eradicating poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; (United Nations 2014 CsocD Family Resolution)

Whereas “The stability and cohesiveness of com­munities and societies largely rest on the strength of the family”; (Secretary General's Family Report 2011 (A/66/62–E/2011/4))

Whereas UN policies and programs too often target individuals rather than families, despite evidence that a family-centered approach yields better results; (See The Family Impact Analysis)

Whereas the family was left out of the Millennium Development Goals, and will  apparently be excluded from the UN’s post-2015 development goals unless immediate action is taken;

Therefore, we, as concerned government, religious, and civil society leaders along with concerned individuals representing diverse cultures and countries in every region of the world, hereby call upon the United Nations and all Member States to place the family at the center of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda by taking the following measures:

1.  Establish a standalone sustainable development goal to  strengthen the family as an essential contributor to development.

2.  Mainstream a family perspective in each of the other sustainable development goals by establishing measurable family-focused targets in each area, and identifying and promoting evidence-based/ family-based approaches for achieving them.

3.  Develop mechanisms to analyze the impact of all laws, policies, and programs on family stability and autonomy.  

 

 

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Petition to Protect the Family!

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