Family Policy in the Changing World

Time: Apr 14, 2009
Location: Doha, Qatar

Focused on the interrelationship between family policy and the promotion of social protection and intergenerational solidarity.

This EGM was organized by the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development.

The theme of the Meeting was ‘Family policy in a changing world: promoting social protection and intergenerational solidarity’. Experts dealing with various aspects of social development were invited from a broad geographical distribution to participate in the meeting in their personal capacities. Experts were asked to present a paper, participate in group discussions and give their expert opinion and policy recommendations on strengthening family policymaking and integrating a family perspective into the implementation of social protection policies and in the fostering of intergenerational solidarity.

Background materials


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