Putting the Family Back at the Center of Development An official Side Event at the 54th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development


Beginning with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international agreements have affirmed that the family, as the natural and fundamental group unit of society, is entitled to protection by society and the state. In recognition of this fundamental obligation under human rights law, UN member states have supported placing the family at the center of international development programming for health, women, and population policies.

The event will bring together pro-life and pro-family leaders to discuss the Geneva Consensus Declaration, its legal and policy significance, and assess the debate on the life and family issues at UN headquarters.