Global Day of Parents 2013

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Observances of the UN Global Day of Parents, June 1. UPF recalls the purposes and principles of the United Nations as set forth in its Charter, expressing resolve to promote social progress and better standards of living in larger freedom, with a view to the creation of conditions of stability and well-being. UPF recognizes that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that the children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, harmony, love, and understanding. UPF is aware of the role of parents everywhere as the primary caregivers and teachers of their children, setting the foundation for success in life. It also recognizes that parenthood requires sacrifice, steadfast love and support, and a commitment to the education of children, our most precious resource for the future. UPF is appreciative of parents of every race, religion, nationality, and culture the world over for their commitment and acknowledges that parents are the anchors of the family, the cornerstone of society, Conscious of the fact that the task of good, responsible parenting is of immeasurable importance to promote social and sustainable development and achieving the Millennium Development Goals, UPF encourages Member States, government officials, religious leaders, academe, and members of civil society to celebrate the Global Day of Parents each year, honoring parents throughout the world, recognizing that we form one global family.
  • 1. Argentina Azerbaijan Barbados Belarus China Congo Georgia Germany Japan Malaysia Moldova Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Nigeria Peru Russia Togo Ukraine USA Programs organized by the Universal Peace Federation in June 1, 2013
  • 2. The UN Global Day of Parents, observed June 1 every year, provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
  • 3. In Resolution A/RES/66/292 establishing the Global Day of Parents, adopted in 2012, the UN General Assembly noted that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children and that children, for the full and harmonious development of their personality, should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
  • 4. A Global Day of Parents program at the United Nations Headquarters in New York cosponsored by the permanent missions of Burundi, Malaysia, Mali, Nigeria, Romania, Samoa, and St. Lucia
  • 5. UN: Speakers were H.E. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations, and H.E. U. Joy Ogwu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria.
  • 6. Washington DC, USA: Dr. Rosa Rai Djalal, wife of the Ambassador of Indonesia to the US, addressed a forum at The Washington Times.
  • 7. Washington DC, USA: Speakers: H.E. Gilbert Galanxhi, Ambassador of Albania (center), with Caroline Andjaba, President, Spouses of African Ambassadors Association, and Dr. Dialal
  • 8. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Young and old shared stories, poetry, and music honoring parents.
  • 9. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Youth offered expressions of appreciation to all the parents present.
  • 10. Baku, Azerbaijan: An international conference
  • 11. Baku, Azerbaijan: Honoring women as models of peacebuilding
  • 12. Bridgetown, Barbados: An inspirational gathering
  • 13. Korolyovo, Belarus: Families provide entertainment at an outing.
  • 14. Korolvovo, Belarus: Young and old play games together at a family outing.
  • 15. Hong Kong, China: Gift bags were distributed at the Lord Grace Center for the Elderly.
  • 16. Hong Kong, China: Gift bags were distributed to families living in tiny apartments.
  • 17. Brazzaville, Congo: Young Ambassadors for Peace entertain at a program
  • 18. Brazzaville, Congo: Participants in the Global Day of Parents program
  • 19. Tbilisi, Georgia: International forum
  • 20. Tbilisi, Georgia: Affirming the spiritual foundations of the family
  • 21. Stuttgart, Germany: Honoring an international family: Mr. Christoph Froehner (German) and Mrs. Amina Froehner (Peruvian) with their daughter Katharina
  • 22. Tokyo, Japan: Gala program commemorating the Global Day of Parents
  • 23. Tokyo, Japan: Honoring the ideal of parents
  • 24. Osaka, Japan: Honoring the ideal of parents
  • 25. Nagoya, Japan: Honoring the ideal of parents
  • 26. Chisinau, Moldova: Offering a training program on “Partnerships” to parents and youth
  • 27. Chisinau, Moldova: Distributing gifts and toys to children at a celebration in a park
  • 28. Chisinau, Moldova: Distributing literature about parenting at a celebration in a park
  • 29. Hincesti, Moldova: Entertaining disabled children at the Blue Bird Center
  • 30. Nuwakot, Nepal: Honoring three-generation families
  • 31. Nuwakot, Nepal: Honoring Suwarna and Astamaya Raj Bhandari and their family
  • 32. Nuwakot, Nepal: Honoring Krishna Kumar and Dhana Laxmi Nagarkoti and their family
  • 33. Nuwakot, Nepal: Honoring Surya and Kanchi Shrestha and their family
  • 34. Amsterdam, Netherlands: An international gathering at the Dialogue Center
  • 35. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Yap Swei Seng and Chen Yuen Ling being honored by their son
  • 36. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: An international couple, Dennis Wong Thin Loi (from Malaysia) and Maria Sesmilo (from Brazil) being honored by their son
  • 37. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Ketheeswaran Vallipuram and P. Mahathevy being honored by their son
  • 38. Matagalpa, Nicaragua: A conference on families
  • 39. Matagalpa, Nicaragua: Remarks by Lic. Ivania Toruno, Former Minister of the Family
  • 40. Abuja, Nigeria: Parents honored: Mr. and Mrs. Bright Ogoh Mr. and Mrs. John Onwuchekwa
  • 41. Lima, Peru: Honoring the three-generation family of Alfonso Lopez Sotelo and Dolores Balcona Neyra for living and working together harmoniously
  • 42. Lima, Peru: Honoring the family of Jaime Fernandez Tupac and Dehlia Flores Fernandez for helping their sons through their many health challenges and reaching out to other families
  • 43. Lima, Peru: Honoring the family of Alberto Florido Sanchez and Slavia Costa Florido for their dedication to their family and church
  • 44. Moscow, Russia: Conference introducing the Global Day of Parents
  • 45. Moscow, Russia: Promoting programs that strengthen family values
  • 46. Moscow, Russia: Winners of a family competition
  • 47. Moscow, Russia: A marathon against drug abuse
  • 48. Novosibirsk, Russia: A seminar on the Family as the School of Love and Peace
  • 49. Lome, Togo: A program on true families as the solution to the world’s ills
  • 50. Kiev, Ukraine: Promoting the Global Day of Parents on Khreshatik Street
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