For the first time since COFACE obtained the UN consultative status in2014, we organised a joint event with the UN focal point on the family in Amsterdam. The conference ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Gender Equality: the role of family policies and exchange of good practices’ took place in the University of Amsterdam, on 19-20 April 2016.
The conference put a spotlight on the role of family policies in the implementation of the SDGs and specifically engaged in one of the most important and holistic targets of the SDGs: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (Goal 5).

Following the event, COFACE Families Europe published the policy paper: THE ROLE OF THE CIVIL SOCIETY ASSOCIATIONS IN THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE SDGs

This paper was our contribution to the United Nations Expert Group Meeting held in New York, 12-13 May 2016 “Family policies and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda”.