Topic: Children

DIFI Hosts International Conference on Parenting, Child Well-being and Development

Press release
Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), is to hold its international conference titled ‘Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development’ in collaboration with UNICEF-MENARO at the Qatar National Convention Centre on October 23-24.

Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, DIFI holds Its International Conference on “Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development”

Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), will be holding its international Conference titled “Parenting, Child Wellbeing, and Development” in collaboration with UNICEF Middle East and North Africa on the 23-24 Oct 2018 at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC).

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Protecting the Best Interests of the Child in Cross-Border Family Disputes

Promoted dialogue and consolidated interaction among regional government officials, judges, independent experts and other competent regional authorities and stakeholders in family disputes affecting children.