2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF), and WYA is joining in the celebration! The United Nations General Assembly first proclaimed the IYF in 1994 to enhance awareness of family-related issues. This year, the 20th Anniversary of IYF offers the international community an opportunity to emphasize the important role of family.

As an organization that promotes the dignity of the human person, WYA is excited to celebrate the crucial role of the family. The family is the basic unit of society and the first school of humanity, where each individual first learns an understanding of intrinsic human dignity.

Check out our video below to find out some of the reasons why we think the family is awesome.

Sign the WYA Charter.

Signing the WYA Charter signifies your support for the family and adds your voice to the over 1 million young people who already do.

Click here to sign the charter. It is also available in the following languages:

   Chinese  |  French  |   Italian  |  German  |  Portuguese  |  Romanian  |  Spanish

Invite your friends and family to sign the WYA Charter, too!

  • Click here to download a signature sheet.

  • Ask your friends and family to sign the sheet.

  • You can email your signed sheets to marketing@wya.net or send it by mail to:

World Youth Alliance - Celebrate the Family Campaign
228 East 71 Street, New York, NY 10021 USA.

Spread the word on social media: #celebratethefamily

  • Share this campaign.

I #celebratethefamily with the World Youth Alliance! Learn more at www.wya.net/celebratethefamily

2014 is International Year of the Family. Let's #celebratethefamily! Learn more at www.wya.net/celebratethefamily 

  • Share this video on social media.

I #celebratethefamily with the World Youth Alliance. Check out their video: http://youtu.be/gxTpYb5OPkM

  • Embed it on your blog or website:

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  • Tell the world you have signed the charter and invite them to do the same!

 I signed the WYA Charter to #celebratethefamily! You should sign it, too. www.wya.net/charter

Attend our events and conferences around the world that promote the family.

In celebration of the IYF, WYA has chosen the importance of the family to be the theme of all major conferences happening throughout the year. Specific themes for each conference will be announced as the date of the conference draws nearer.

Learn more about the importance of the family.

Read the following WYA publications and recommendations to learn more about the family: