15 May every year: Highlighting the importance of families as basic units of society.
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 15 May of every year shall be observed as theInternational Day of Families. The day reflects the importance that the international community attaches to families as basic units of society as well as its concern regarding their situation around the world. You can find more background on the UN’s International Day of Families web pages.
If you would like some ideas and teaching resources to help your school celebrate the International Day of Families, browse through the resources listed in our databse under the topic of ‘Family’.