“The stability and cohesiveness of communities and societies largely rest on the strength of the family”; - Secretary General Report 2011 (A/66/62-E/2011/4))
“All institutions of society should respect and support the efforts of parents to nurture and care for children in a family environment.” - (Doha Declaration)
Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. – Universal Declaration, Article 25-2.
“Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children. – Universal Declaration Article 26(3).
“The primary responsibility for the protection, upbringing and development of children rests with the family. - Children’s Summit +10, 15.
“Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring.” - Dr. David Popenoe, noted sociologist
“The stability and cohesiveness of communities and societies largely rest on the strength of the family”; - Secretary General Report 2011 (A/66/62-E/2011/4))
“Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. – Universal Declaration, Article 25-2.
"[We] reaffirm the importance of faith and religious and ethical beliefs in maintaining family stability and social progress..." (Doha Declaration)
“The primary responsibility for the protection, upbringing and development of children rests with the family. - Children’s Summit +10, 15.
“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and State…” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16(3)
“Involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring.” - Dr. David Popenoe, noted sociologist
"[We] reaffirm the importance of faith and religious and ethical beliefs in maintaining family stability and social progress..." (Doha Declaration)
“All institutions of society should respect and support the efforts of parents to nurture and care for children in a family environment.” - (Doha Declaration)
“Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. – Universal Declaration, Article 25-2.
“The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society, entitled to protection by society and State…” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 16(3)
“Fathers influence their children in large part through the quality of their relationship with the mother of their children.” – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

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The most basic human right is the right to a family.

One of the most basic human rights recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to found a family. In the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the right of children to grow up in a family environment and to know and be cared for by their parents is specifically recognized.

How can these rights be realized if the family is not protected?

 

To protect the ability of the institution of the family to exist and to flourish is to protect one of the most basic human rights known to mankind. The UN Family Rights Caucus was founded to ensure that the family is protected at the United Nations.

We have member organizations and individual members in over 160 countries. The one thing that unites us all, regardless of faith, national origin, or cultural background is our understanding that a nation’s strength and the well being of its people depends largely on the stability and strength of its families.

Learn more about your role in protecting the rights of the family.

 

 

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