Since 1994, every May 15 the International Families Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the fundamental role families play in the education of children from early childhood and their lifelong learning opportunities, and also to reflect on how social, economic and demographic processes affect them.

United Nations proclaimed this day in 1993 through resolution A / RES / 47/237, following the concern expressed in the 1980s by sectors of the international community, and made effective by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) regarding the declaration of the year and other measures “to improve the situation and well-being of families and to intensify international cooperation as part of global efforts to promote progress and development in the social sphere.”

This year the central theme of the celebration is the impact of new technologies on the well-being of families. The pandemic the world is suffering has led to an increase in the use of digital platforms, cloud computing and the use of big data. In this sense, the promotion of these trends and the formulation of policies oriented towards the needs of the family are of vital importance.