To commemorate the UN Global Day of Parents 2019, UPF organized a conference on 11 June 2019 at the United Nations in New York with the theme “Good Parenting Builds Society: The Importance of Motherhood and Fatherhood". The event was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Djibouti to the UN and cosponsored by those of Belarus and the Holy See.

The speakers included Erica Komisar, a parenting coach, psychoanalyst and author, who spoke on the “Critical First Years of Parent-Child Relationships”; Grace Melton, the Heritage Foundation’s associate for social issues at the United Nations, who addressed the topic of “United Mothers and Fathers Benefit Children and Social Development”; and Jonathan Schweppe, director of policy and government at the American Principles Project, who stressed the importance of “Promoting the Rights and Responsibilities of Both Parents”.

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