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Author(s): BRENNINKMEIJER-WERHAHN, Aldegonde
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 10 Issue: 1 Date: Spring 2004
The United Nations proclaimed 1994 the International Year of the Family. Last December the secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, called for the observance in 2004 of the tenth anniversary of this important year. He urged governments and their agencies at all levels – local, national, regional, and global – to use this year to “take stock, and to determine whether the situation of families has improved”. Our academy, along with many other institutes and families throughout the world, join him in the hope that societies and governments take seriously this opportunity to consider what still has to be done to strengthen families and marriages.