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Grand Hall & Lecture Hall 2, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Message from Co-Chairpersons - Asian Family Summit (AFS)

About the Summit

The Asian Family Summit is a joint effort of the Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA), the Faculty of Social Sciences of The University of Hong Kong, the Family Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and the Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR Government, with the theme of Sustainable Development & Family Well-Being: Agenda for Action in Asia. It is the first of its kind with the close collaboration among the public, private, academic/professional sectors and the civil society, to echo the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development spearheaded by the United Nations. It is also a special occasion to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of CIFA as a regional platform to promote family well-being.

A Family Well-Being Expo will be held on 19 August 2018 preceding symposium of the Summit, to be open to the public as a fun day as well as educational, to heighten community awareness over family wellness.

Objectives of the Asian Family Summit

  • To provide a platform for public, private, academic/professional sectors and the civil society to map out an agenda for action in Asia for the well-being of families which is closely related to the sustainable development of Asian societies
  • To echo the international efforts in working on the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development as promulgated by the United Nations
  • To raise public awareness on the significance of family well-being and its relations with sustainable development

Opening Ceremony – Guests of Honour

The Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS


The Hon Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
The Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Division for Inclusive Social Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Ms. Daniela BAS
Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations