Global Day of Parents 2019

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

Since the 1980s, the important role of the family has increasingly come to the attention of the international community. The General Assembly adopted a number of resolutions, and proclaimed the International Year of the Family and the International Day of Families.

Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes also that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children. For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.

The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders in 2015, focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while protecting the environment. Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.

In particular, family-oriented policies can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5 relating to doing away with poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting of well-being for all ages; ensuring educational opportunities throughout the lifespan and achieving gender equality.

SIGNIFICANCE OF GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS

Global Day of Parents is an important event, considering the role of parents in building the future of their children and the society as a whole.

1) Commemorates Parents

Global Day of Parents acknowledges the efforts of parents, in rearing their children. Parents play the role of primary building blocks in the holistic mental, physical and social development of their children. It is a day to thank the parents for their unwavering dedication towards the development of their children.

2) Let us Retrospect on their Sacrifices

Celebrating a world day dedicated to the parents, give us a day to look back on the sacrifices our parents have made for us. You parents might have gone through financial bankruptcy, without you even getting a strain of it. Parents usually sacrifice on their own wishes to fulfill yours, the least you could do to acknowledge their sacrifices is to thank them.

3) Encourages Better Parenting

Global Day of Parents advocates the philosophy of good parenting to the parents around the world. They are inspired to give their children a loving and emotional environment conducive to growth. All over the world parents from different walks of the society, belonging to different cultures, interact with each other, face to face or through social media, to discuss the effective ways of parenting.

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