2016 International Day of Families observed with theme Families, healthy lives and sustainable future

May 16, 2016 16:01 IST

The 2016 International Day of Families was observed across the world on 15 May 2016. The theme for the year was Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.

The International Day of Families provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families.

The theme of 2016 International Day of Families focuses on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal 3, which is to Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

About the International Day of Families

The Day was proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237.

It reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.

The theme for the 2015 International Day of Families was Men in charge? Gender equality and children's rights in contemporary families.

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