Today is International Day of Families and this year the theme is “Mothers and Families: Challenges in a Changing World”. The worldwide observance of this day was first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1997 as part of the United Nations Programme on the Family.
This year´s theme focuses on the role of mothers for families and the secretary general makes the following commentary in his message:
Mothers play a critical role in the family, which is a powerful force for social cohesion and integration. The mother-child relationship is vital for the healthy development of children. And mothers are not only caregivers; they are also breadwinners for their families. Yet women continue to face major – and even life threatening – challenges in motherhood.
We salute all mothers around the world!!