Families, in any shape or form provide the basis for most of our societies, making them an invaluable entity for policy makers to revolve their development strategies around. The expert group meeting on ‘Family policies and 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda’ took place on 12-13 May in New York, and contributed to further analysis of the role of family policies in advancing broader development goals and a number of SDG targets. COFACE was represented by its President Annemie Drieskens to reflect on ‘The role of civil society organisations in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’, and to provide a European perspective in the debates.
The meeting coincided with the annual observance of the International Day of Families, this year turning around ‘Families, healthy lives and sustainable future’. More information