International Day of Families or IDF is observed on May 15 every year and reflects the importance attached to families and filial bonds by the international community.
According to the United Nations, the International Day of Families, “provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them.”
This year’s theme for the International Day of Families or IDF 2019 is ‘Families and Climate Action: Focus on SDG 13’.
The SDG 13 targets include –
SDG 13 target 13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning
SDG 13 target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.
Though Its not officially marked in Nigeria, the Family unit needs to be stronger, united, loving, reliable and healthier.