TitleInternational Year of the Family : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Welcomes the designation by the Secretary-General of a Coordinator for the International Year of the Family and the establishment of an organizational secretariat for the Year within the Social Development Division of the Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the Secretariat; affirms that the major activities for the observance of the Year should be concentrated at the local and national levels and assisted by UN and its system of organizations, with a view to creating among Governments, policy-makers and the public a greater awareness of the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society; requests the Secretary-General to finalize a draft programme for the preparation for and observance of the Year and to submit it for consideration by the Commission for Social Development at its session in 1991 and by the General Assembly at its 46th session; requests the Commission for Social Development to give priority consideration at its session in 1991 to the draft programme for the Year; invites all States to take prompt action to establish national mechanisms, such as coordinating committees, to prepare for, observe and follow up the Year; requests the Secretary-General to establish a voluntary fund for the preparation for and observance of the Year and invites all States and interested organizations to contribute to that fund.
Adopted at the 68th plenary meeting, 14 Dec. 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 45th session, Volume 1, 18 September-21 December 1990. - A/45/49. - 1991. - p. 238-239. - (GAOR, 45th sess., Suppl. no. 49).