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.
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World Youth Alliance - Celebrate the Family Campaign
228 East 71 Street, New York, NY 10021 USA.
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
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I signed the WYA Charter to #celebratethefamily! You should sign it, too. www.wya.net/charter
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.
African Emerging Leaders Conference (September 18 - 19, 2014)
Asia Pacific Emerging Leaders Conference
Europe Emerging Leaders Conference (November 17 - 20, 2014)
Latin American Emerging Leaders Conference (October 17, 2014)
Middle East Emerging Leaders Conference (October 24 - 25, 2014)
Read the following WYA publications and recommendations to learn more about the family: