The annual membership fee of EUR 87,50 or $100,- covers administrative costs of meetings, information sessions with specialists, office material, publications, postage, preparations for the International Day of Families on May 15th, as designated by the United Nations, etc, as well as the production and mailing of the quarterly bulletin Families International, which is part of the service provided to the membership.
All other activities since 1985, such as the World NGO Forum, Launching the International Year of the Family 1994 (IYF), in cooperation with the UN IYF Secretariate and the Government of Malta, 9 International Seminars, several projects, as well as publications and the service of the world-wide network are funded by donors and sponsors, such as those, listed below.
Financial support has been received from the governments of Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Spain, as well as from the governments of the Balearic Islands, Catalonia, and from the European Union, the United Nations Voluntary Fund for IYF and the United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities, and also from business institutions and private donors.
Extensive voluntary work-input of individual representatives of member organisations of the Committee assure cost effectiveness.
The Vienna NGO Committee on the Family has contributed US$ 7.000 to the United Nations Trust Fund on Family Activities by producing and selling the International Year of the Family cookery book entitled "Family Favourites" which was available through UN bookstores, but is now out of print.
A PLAN of ACTION for each year is proposed by the Board and, after discussion in a Full Committee Meeting, approved by the membership.
DRAFT PLAN OF ACTION 2018
VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY
1. SERVICE TO INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS FOR KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL, QUARTERLY BULLETIN OF THE VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY: EXPANDING THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE PUBLICATION IN OUR WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF PARTICIPANTION BY CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS, UNITED NATION AGENCIES, GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES AND ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS THROUGH:
I. SPECIAL FEATURES ON FAMILY ISSUES & POLICIES
II. PUBLICATION OF PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL FORUMS ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE
III. NEWS FROM THE VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY
IV. NEWS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT ON THE FAMILY AND
FROM UNITED NATIONS AGENCIES RELEVANT TO FAMILIES & FAMILIES- ORIENTED CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
V. TEXTUAL CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MEMBER ORGANISATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE
VI. FAMILIES RELATED CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
VII. INTRODUCTION OF FAMILY-ORIENTED ORGANISATIONS
VIII. INFORMATION ON PUBLICATIONS, PERIODICALS AND MAGAZINES
IX. INFORMATION ON RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
2. WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY THE COMMITTEE:
IMPROVING THE FUNCTIONALITY AND USABILITY OF THE FOUR WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY THE COMMITTEE, WHICH IN TOTAL HAD OVER SEVENTY NINE THOUSAND VISITORS IN 2017, AS PART OF THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE NETWORK FACILITIES PROVIDED BY THE COMMITTEE:
3. FULL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
ORGANIZINATION OF TWO FULL COMMITTEE MEETINGS AT THE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF THE UNITED NATIONS
4. COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS
THE BOARD OF THE COMMITTEE KEEPS IT VARIOUS NETWORKS INFORMED WITH DOCUMENTS OF UNITED NATIONS RESOLUTIONS AND REPORTS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL PERTAINING TO FAMILY ISSUES. COOPERATION WITH THE UNTED NATIONS FOCAL POINT ON THE FAMILY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA) IN NEW YORK BY ORGANISING AN INTERNATIONAL FORUM AT THE UNITED NATIONS VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE TO OBSERVE THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES MAY 15th 2018 FOCUSING ON ‘FAMILIES AND INCLUSIVE SOCIETIES’
5. PROJECTS OF THE COMMITTEE
(1) NETWORK FACILITIES OF COMMUNICATION & KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOUR WEBSITES MAINTAINED BY THE COMMITTEE
(2) ORGANISATION OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FORUMS WITHIN TWO FULL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(3) ONLINE PUBLICATION OF FOUR ISSUES OF THE QUARTERLY BULLETIN ‘FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL’
The Vienna NGO Committee on the Family would like to express appreciation and gratitude to all those who support its activities and endeavours
in the service of families world-wide and to the then Federal Ministry for Social Affairs and Generations of the Austrian Government for its
financial support in setting up the original website in 2001.