The Vienna NGO Committee on the Family was originally founded in 1985 as a platform for exchange of information on family issues with the support of the then United Nations Center for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs, to offer coordination and facilitation and promotion of the activities of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) represented at the United Nations, who are interested in questions relating to families, and to convene meetings, and facilitate liaison with United Nations agencies, governments, other Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), research institutions etc.
 
The Vienna NGO Committee on the Family has grown to understand itself as a bridge between families-oriented Civil Society Organisations, the United Nations, Member States of the United Nations, and their governments, and Academic Institutions. The Vienna Committee further offers knowledge resources, on issues relating to families, through the online networks set up and maintained by the Committee at: www.civilsocietynetworks.org and the online archive of the tenth anniversary of the United Nations International Year of the Family (IYF) in 2004 at: www.10yearsIYF.org as well as at www.20yearsIYF.org to observe IYF+20 in 2014. The online publication, by the Committee, of the Quarterly Bulletin ‘Families International’ can be accessed and downloaded on the homepage of the Committee at: www.viennafamilycommittee.org
 
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Annual Report 2016 (230 KB)
 
Office of the Chairperson:
 
Vienna NGO Committee on the Family
Mag. Wolfgang Engelmaier
Kolping Austria
Paulanergasse 11
A-1040 Vienna
Fax: 00 43 1 587 99 00
 
eMail: contact@viennafamilycommittee.org

 
A PLAN of ACTION for each year is proposed by the Board and, after discussion in a Full Committee Meeting, approved by the membership.

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DRAFT PLAN OF ACTION 2017
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 WORLD-WIDE 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 NEWS & 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 EIGHTY EIGHT THOUSAND VISITORS IN 2016, 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
 
COOPERATION WITH THE UNTED NATIONS FOCAL POINT ON THE FAMILY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (DESA) IN NEW YORK BY PROVIDING, INTER ALIA, INPUT INTO THE OBSERVANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES MAY 15th 2017 FOCUSING ON FAMILIES AND EDUCATION
 
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’
 
APPRECIATION:
The Vienna NGO Committee on the Family would like to express appreciation and gratitude to all those who support it's activities and endeavours in the service of families world-wide and wishes to thank the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs and Generations of the Austrian Government for it's financial Support in setting up this home-page.
 
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