DIFI Co-organizes the IFFD Briefing at the UN

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation co-organized a panel discussion titled the ‘Value of Unpaid Care and Domestic Work’ as part of its activities in the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development held in at the United Nations Head quarters.

The Panel took place on Tuesday, February 12, was organized by the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), in which DIFI co-hosted the event in partnership with the Permanent Mission of The State of Qatar to the United Nations; the Division for Inclusive Social Development, UN DESA; and the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) whom were granted the IFFD Family Award presented to DIFI last year.

The session was introduced by H.E. Sheikha Alya Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations and Mr. Mario Armella, World President of the International Federation for Family Development followed remarks from Dr. Sharifa Al-Emadi Executive Director prior as she presented the IFFD Family Award to IFHE .

Panelists spoke about the topic from three different approaches where Dr. Anis Ben Brik, Director of Family Policy at the Doha International Family Institute, will talk about the role of civil society, Mrs. Regina Maroncelli, president of the European Large Families Confederation, will address the role of parents, while Brian Mazza will deal with the role of employers.

Different experts analyzed the feasibility of one of the targets of the 2030 Development Agenda directly related to ‘The Value of Unpaid Care and Domestic Work’ topic such as Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies, and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate.

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