The importance of family is celebrates also through the Global Day of Parents, an annual event that takes place on June 1 to honour all the parents around the world for being the anchor of their families and selflessly nurturing and protecting their children. This day was declared as the Global Day of Parents by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012, with resolution A/RES/66/292. This was done to appreciate all parents for their lifelong sacrifice towards raising their children.
On this Day we recognise all parents, as they continue to take on greater responsibilities to grow their families, restore our communities and make sure that our societies thrive. Parents play a key role in the health, emotional wellbeing, and education of a child. They also responsible for the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.
We, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), acknowledge and support the United Nations’ resolution noting that the families make an important contributors to the wider social protection and development of our communities. We, therefore, urge young people and children to realise the great job parents do, and they should also reciprocate their support and love to their parents.
We call upon governments and private sector to scale up parenting programmes and family friendly policies. It is the parents who firstly mediate values, rules, and moral attitudes to the youth, and this way help those become valuable members of our society.
On this Global Day of Parents, let us all show our appreciation to our parents and continue to remain grateful to them for their presence, support, and unconditional love! #ThankYou