THEY WILL ASK thee as to what they should spend on others. Say: "Whatever of your wealth you spend shall [first] be for your parents, and for the near of kin, and the orphans, and the needy, and the wayfarer; and whatever good you do, verily, God has full knowledge thereof." - Al-Baqarah (2:215)

Thursday, 15 May 2008

International Day of Families

Are you aware of the International Day of Families? Well, I wasn't... until this year...

The International Day of Families, observed annually on 15 May, provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families as basic units of society, as well as, to promote appropriate action.

Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, the annual observance of the International Day of Families reflects the importance that the international community attaches to families as basic units of societies as well as its concern regarding their situation around the world.

2008 is the 14th Anniversary of the International Day of Families. The theme for this year is "Fathers and Families - Responsibilities and Challenges".

Read more here.

Go to Unicef Malaysia website here.


Kerp (Ph.D) said...

"fathers and ffamilies- Responsibility and challenges".

ya Allah, is this a sign or what. sorry kak Pi, but just cant hide it anymore. this year's theme is so apt as far my family is concerned. sometimes i feel the need to spill it out but on 2nd thought, it wouldnt be nice to let the world know. perhaps i'll briefly let you in on it via YM ke...

Pi Bani said...

Kerp dear,
Now you're making me curious. Email or YM me anytime. (tapi bab YM tu kita selalu tak online at the same time kot?)

J.T. said...

Hi Pi

I did not know about International Day of Families... until you blogged about it. :)

I will visit the links you provided. Thanks!

Have a great family day.

Pi Bani said...

Because I myself just knew lah I decided to blog about it. My guess was memang ramai yang tak tau...