DIFI holds the Family Policies and Sustainable Development seminar in Paris

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), held a seminar titled ‘Family Policies and Sustainable Development’ in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on September 27 in Paris.

The collaboration comes as part of the organization’s efforts to support and contribute to family issues at all levels by helping to place the subject at the top of policy makers’ agenda’s around the world.

Our collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UNESCO highlights the centrality of family policies in achieving the objectives of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and emphasizes the priority of family approach in the design of programs.

During the Paris seminar, we highlighted the importance of family policies in achieving sustainable development, focusing on three main themes – fertility policies, work-family balance policies, and marital rehabilitation programs – and their importance at national, regional, and international levels.

The first session addressed fertility policies and fertility rates both globally and in the Arab world, while the second session highlighted work-family balance and its role in the sustainability of the marriage institution. The last session discussed marital rehabilitation programs and their impact on family cohesion.

Concluding with practical recommendations, the seminar aimed to serve as an interactive platform that brought experts, researchers, and civil society institutions together to broaden thought horizons and to examine pressing contemporary issues related to family policies and sustainable development.

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