“United Families International has the ability o bring people together and motive the grass roots. Their work is instrumental in moving family policy forward all around the world.” Lola Velarde, President of European Network Institute for Family Policies (Spain)
If you have ever tried to pull Bermuda or crab grass from your lawn or garden you know the power of grass roots! Fortunately, that power is just as effective in policy as it is in Gardening. Grassroots efforts are those activities that require the involvement of the individual. UFI provides education tools for people around the world to use in participating on issues that affect the family.
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UFI maintains non-governmental organization (NGO) status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and works to educate UN ambassadors and delegates on root policies affecting the family. We send representatives, including experts on family issues, to UN conferences to provide legal analysis and peer-reviewed scholarly research in support of UN delegates working to preserve the family. We have been successful in affecting the outcome of numerous UN conference documents and in promoting respect for the family, marriage, life, religion, parents and national sovereignty. Our publication, “The UN Negotiating Guide,” is the most widely used tool at the United Nations for defending the family in UN documents.
The mission of United Families International's Defend Marriage project is to help protect the institutions of traditional marriage and the natural family from the growing threats they face today. We carry out our mission primarily through educating the public, policy makers and the media about these threats and the serious negative impacts they are having on our nation. We also conduct legal research; help shape public opinion on these issues and support policies and legislation that will strengthen marriage and the family.