2021 International Day of Families on "Families and New Technologies"

Date: Fri, May 14 2021 | International Day
Location: Online
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
2021 International Day of Families on "Families and New Technologies"


Theme: Families and New Technologies

Megatrends, including new technologies, rapid urbanization and migration, as well as demographic and climate change, have been dramatically shaping our world. In preparation for the Thirtieth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2024 (IYF+30) the Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs aims to raise awareness of the above megatrends, their impact on families and responsive family-oriented policies to tackle their effects.

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The 2021 observance of the International Day of Families focuses on the impacts of new technologies on the well-being of families and follows-up on the theme of the 59th session of the Commission for Social Development “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.” We will celebrate the 2021 International Day of Families online on Friday, 14 May, 10-11:30 (NY time).

Information Materials

>> Launch of Background Paper on:

Technology Use and Families: Implications for Work-Family Balance and Parenting Education by Ms. Susan K. Walker, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota 

Day of Families 2021




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