Changing Demographics Can Result in Strengthening Families

In preparation for the 30th observance of the International Year of the Family (IYF+30) in 2024, Generations United held an expert symposium in Washington D.C. on July 25, 2023, as part of its annual global conference. This is the Final Report and Supplemental Materials from this meeting.

Symposium Experts

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This high-level forum brought together 17 experts spanning academia, civil society organizations, UN officials, and intergenerational lived experience representatives, to engage in three panel discussions highlighting changing demographics and their impact on families, specifically within the context of the changing roles of older adults in families and civil society supports for multigenerational families. Participants discussed and developed policy recommendations and priorities designed to encourage intergenerational solidarity and foster connections among transnational civil society organizations and independent experts to strengthen productive engagement towards equitable intergenerational policies at the United Nations level.

Major support for the “Funding for the Changing Demographics Can Result in Strengthening Families” symposium at the 2023 Generation United global conference is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation.