22 November 2017
Associations and Movements
The Family from an International Perspective
A meeting at the Dicastery with the International Federation for Family Development to define goals and collaboration
A few days ago, Msgr. Carlos Simón Vázquez, the delegate for our Dicastery’s Family and Life section, met two representatives of the International Federation for Family Development (IFFD).
With Ignacio Socias, director of Communication and International Relations, and José Alejandro Vásquez, a representative at the United Nations, Msgr. Simón discussed at length the role of the family in the international organization and how the family represents a fundamental reality and a resource for tomorrow’s society.
The Federation will be involved in the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Dublin. Education, migration, the wealth of the elderly, and the hope that young people are expressing, as well as language use and the issue of work today were, among other topics, addressed during the exchange.
The International Federation for Family Development (IFFD), present in 60 countries, is the world’s largest family organization. It has consultative status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council and forms parents around the world.