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The XXth United Nations Anniversary of the International Year of the Family

Motion for a resolution | Doc. 13334 | 10 October 2013

Mr Ángel PINTADO, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Theodora BAKOYANNIS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Ms Sílvia Eloïsa BONET PEROT, Andorra, SOC ; Mr Márton BRAUN, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Agustín CONDE, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Carlos COSTA NEVES, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Ms Katalin CSÖBÖR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Milena DAMYANOVA, Bulgaria, EPP/CD ; Ms Ismeta DERVOZ, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD ; Mr Gergely GULYÁS, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Mr Ferenc KALMÁR, Hungary, EPP/CD ; Ms Nermina KAPETANOVIĆ, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EPP/CD ; Mr Attila KORODI, Romania, EPP/CD ; Mr Frano MATUŠIĆ, Croatia, EPP/CD ; Mr José MENDES BOTA, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr João Bosco MOTA AMARAL, Portugal, EPP/CD ; Mr José Ignacio PALACIOS, Spain, EPP/CD ; Ms Foteini PIPILI, Greece, EPP/CD ; Ms Carmen QUINTANILLA, Spain, EPP/CD ; Mr Spyridon TALIADOUROS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Konstantinos TZAVARAS, Greece, EPP/CD ; Mr Imre VEJKEY, Hungary, EPP/CD

In 2009 the United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/133, encouraged member States “to adopt holistic approaches in their policies and programs to combat family poverty and social exclusion” and invited them “to encourage public debate and consultations on social protection and family-oriented policies, aiming to address the needs of women and children, in accordance with the objectives of the International Year of the Family”.

The Parliamentary Assembly, being aware of the relevance of family in human rights protection, and with the aim to co-operate with the efforts and approaches being implemented to mark the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family (2014) promoted by the United Nations, proposes to member States to:

  • include the “family perspective” in their legislative process;
  • enhance training programs, especially for children in all school levels;
  • promote and strengthen the concept of “household” as the best response in the fight against poverty, social and economic exclusion;
  • promote a "Network of Research Centers on Family Policies” to effectively and quickly provide objective responses to current and future challenges of the family;
  • increase public budgets for family support policies regarding them as the best social “investment”;
  • recommend member States to the implement a family supporting fiscal policy;
  • encourage “the stability of marriage” to safeguard the protection of children, avoiding breaking off and dropouts;
  • encourage the responsibility of parents through educational and training programs;
  • include sexual offenses in criminal codes.