The theme of the United Nations' International day of Families in 2018 is “Families and inclusive societies”.
This observance focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 16 relating to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
The approaches to family policies for inclusive societies vary around the world. In some regions emphasis is placed on social inclusion of various types of families and/or individuals such as migrant or indigenous families, ethnic minorities or families with persons with disabilities. In other regions primary emphasis is placed on social protection for vulnerable families to facilitate their full inclusion in the mainstream of society. As approaches vary, this year’s observance of the International Day of Families is to raise awareness of the role of families and family policies in achieving more inclusive societies from regional perspectives.
For more infformation on the International day of Families and its background, see the website of the United Nations.