International Capacity-building Workshop on National Family Policies, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3-5 December
The workshop was jointly organized by UNDESA and UNESCAP, in collaboration with the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development of the Government of Malaysia. It brought together representatives of Governments and non-governmental organizations, primarily from countries of Southeast Asia to:
• review current situations and trends affecting family;
• consider existing family policies;
• share experiences and good practices;
• increase capacities to gather information, using participatory methodologies;
• strengthen abilities to formulate, implement and monitor policies and programmes;
• propose a framework for the elaboration of family policies;
• develop stronger networking and partnerships among all stakeholders.
Policy Workshop on HIV/AIDS, and Family Well-being in South and Southeast Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, 6 – 9 December 2005
This policy workshop was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Emerging Social Issues Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). It was hosted by UNESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand and included participants from countries of South and Southeast Asia. The workshop was the second in a series, following a similar workshop held in Windhoek, Namibia in January 2004, with participation of countries from southern Africa. The workshops were organized to draw attention to the situation of families in the regions, in connection with the observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, and to promote integration of a family perspective into policies and programmes at local and national levels.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together representatives of governments and non-governmental organizations as well as academic experts and practitioners from various countries in South and Southeast Asia to discuss the changing situation of families in the region, consider how families and communities are coping with the impact of HIV/AIDS, and contribute to the further development of a strategic policy framework to assist Governments to strengthen the capacity of families and family networks to cope.
United Nations Workshop on HIV/AIDS and Family-wellbeing, Windhoek, Namibia, 28 - 30 January
The Policy Workshop was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and hosted by the Government of Namibia, National Planning Commission Secretariat. It was held at Windhoek, Namibia.
The purpose of the workshop was to bring together representatives of governments and non-governmental organizations as well as academic experts and practitioners from various countries in southern Africa to discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on families in the region, to consider how families and communities are coping with the disease, and to contribute to the development of a strategic policy framework to assist Governments to strengthen the capacity of families and family networks to cope. In order to compare experience across regions, a participant from Eastern Europe was also invited to the workshop.
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International Year of the Family 1994
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