Expert Group Meeting on “Megatrends and Families: Focus on Digital Technologies, Migration and Urbanization”

31 August 2022
Family urbanization

The Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the Department of Economic and Social affairs (UNDESA) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on “Megatrends and Families: Focus on Digital Technologies, Migration and Urbanization” to be held on 7-8 September 2022.

The meeting will build on the findings of the Expert Group Meeting held in 2020 which focused, inter alia, on the modalities for the preparations of the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF+30). The meeting recommended focusing on several megatrends to guide the preparations. Those recommendations were reflected in the Reports of the Secretary-General (2020-2021). In 2021, General Assembly resolution on the Preparations for the IYF+30 endorsed those recommendations and advised to focus on the trends of new technologies, migration, urbanization as well as demographic trends and climate change as part of the preparations for IYF+30.

In accordance with the aforementioned resolution and relevant United Nations mandates, the Expert Group Meeting is to address the technological, migration and urbanization trends and their impact on families.



Learn more about this meeting.

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