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 2023
VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY
1. SERVICE TO THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS FOR SUBSTANTATIVE RESOURCES EXCHANGE FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL, QUARTERLY BULLETIN OF THE VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY: EXPANDING THE SUBSTANTIVE KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES & INFORMATION EXCHANGE VALUE OF THE PUBLICATIONS IN OUR WORLD WIDE NETWORKS OF PARTICIPANTS THROUGH:
I. SPECIAL FOCUSES ON FAMILY ISSUES; KNOWLEDGE RESOURCES & POLICIES FOR FAMILIES
II. PUBLICATION OF PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL FORUMS ORGANISED BY THE COMMITTEE
III. DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION FROM THE UNITED NATIONS RELEVANT TO FAMILIES & FAMILY-ORIENTED ORGANISATIONS
IV. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION FROM THE UNITED NATIONS FOCAL POINT ON THE FAMILY
V. KNOWLEDGE RESOURCE DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION FROM THE VIENNA NGO COMMITTEE ON THE FAMILY
VI. FAMILY RELATED CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS KNOWLEDGE RESOUCE DOCUMENTS & INFORMATION
VII. RECENT AND FORTHCOMING EVENTS
VIII. PUBLICATIONS OF THE FOUR ISSUES OF THE QUARTERLY BULLETIN 'FAMILIES INTERNATIONAL'
IX. INTRODUCTION OF FAMILY-ORIENTED ORGANISATIONS
2. WEBSITES OF THE COMMITTEE
MAINTAINANCE & UPDATING OF THE FOUR WEBSITES OF THE COMMITTEE:
3. FULL COMMITTEE MEETINGS
ORGANIZINATION OF TWO FULL COMMITTEE MEETINGS AT THE VIENNA INTERNATIONAL CENTRE OF THE UNITED NATIONS INCLUDING THE ORGANISAZION OF TWO INTERNATIONAL FORUMS:
4. COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED NATIONS
SUBMISSION OF A YEARLY STATEMENT TO THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT; THE OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES 2023; COOPERATION WITH THE UNTED NATIONS FOCAL POINT ON THE FAMILY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA) IN NEW YORK
5. PROJECTS OF THE COMMITTEE
(1) COMMUNICATION THROUGH THE WEBSITE & DIGITAL-NETWORKS OF 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'
(4) PREPARATION OF A DRAFT STATEMENT FOR SIGNATURE BY MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS AND SUBMISSION TO THE 62nd UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN 2024.
Peter Crowley Ph.D.
Valeria Foglar-Deinhardstein M.Sc.
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.