World Family Summit 2017 | 14 to 15 December 2017
Palais des Nations | Geneva – Switzerland

The World Family Organization, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research – UNITAR and the CIFAL Global Network, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development, the UN ECOSOC Office for Support and Coordination and the United Nations NGO Branch, have the honor to invite you to the World Family Summit 2017, this year working on the theme:

“No Family Left Behind: Families and Local Authorities working together to transform cities and human settlements into inclusive, safe, resilient, sustainable with strong communities

In launching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development the United Nations Member States and the International Community as a whole recognized that the dignity of the individual is fundamental and the Agenda’s goals and targets should be met for all nations and people and for all segments of society.

Leaving no one behind is the overarching principle and transforming the Agenda’s commitments into effective actions requires a precise understanding of the target population. Women, men, children, youth, older persons, persons with disability, people living with HIV, indigenous people, refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants, all of them have in common the fact that they belong to a Family living at Local Level.

Supporting local authorities and families to implement the SDG 11 and SGD 12 is an exceptional opportunity to achieve better integration between community needs and public policy development leading to renewed hope, harmony, jobs and growth, while ensuring sustainability.

We are proud to announce that The World Family Summit 2017 will celebrate the World Family Organization 70th Anniversary!

We are certain that your participation will add a very special value to the outcome of the Summit.

Let’s welcome once again the opportunity in 2017 to consolidate our views, beliefs and work towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals with No Family Left Behind.

We look forward to seeing you in Geneva!


Mr. Nikhil Seth
UN- Assistant Secretary General
Executive Director, UNITAR


Dr. Deisi Kusztra
President, WFO

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