On December 8, 1989, the 44 th UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating the year 1994 as the “International Year of Family”. And on September 20, 1993, the 47 th UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating May 15 as the International Day of Family from 1994 in an effort to improve the status and condition of families and strengthen international cooperation in protecting and supporting families.
Everyone is born into a family and it is tantamount to a cell of a society, the basic unit of life, where you live with your next of kin.
Family is said to be the source of strength in a society and the fundamental base that guarantees social progress and welfare. Therefore, many countries are enhancing the law on the family and taking measures to prevent practices that may break up or impair the family.
Promoting harmony within the family has been regarded as a good custom characteristic of our nation. In our country, therefore, all families are entitled to full legal protection and function as the units of life for all the people who live and work for the society and collective.
Article 3 of the “DPRK Family Law” stipulates the principles governing the consolidation of families saying that “Family is a basic life unit of the society. The state pays deep attention to consolidating families.” And Article 15 also stipulates that “Strengthening families is an important guarantee for the healthy development of society. Every citizen should keep their family harmonious and cheerful”.
In the socialist society, a top priority is always given to the people when conducting state activities and everything truly serves for people. In such a society our people are building happy families free from all worries.
President Kim Il Sung had long taught our people the philosophical principle “It Fares Well with a Harmonious Family” and Chairman Kim Jong Il visited family of an ex-serviceman in Taehongdan and named the couple’s coming baby.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un visited families of the workers who moved to new apartments in Changjon Street and handed them over the gifts he personally prepared. He also sent New Year greetings, sincerely wishing all the families across the country greater happiness.
Under the benevolent love of the President, Chairman and respected Comrade Kim Jong Un , happiness is brought to every family in the country and everyone is dedicating a patriotic effort to prosperity and development of the state and society.
People respect revolutionary forerunners and their teachers, become sons and daughters of the elderly with no one to look after them and form a family to take care of parentless children. Such noble virtues continue to be found in our country. And the beautiful pictures of numerous people sacrificing their blood and their own flesh to save the life of a total stranger and also providing unreserved assistance to the families in the areas hit by natural disasters are becoming everyday occurrence.
Our people are now leading a happy life in a big harmonious family with the great leader as the father.