Doha, Qatar, Dec 5, 2004 / 22:00 pm
International pro-family leaders issued a declaration Dec. 3, urging governments around the world to protect the family by upholding, preserving and defending the institution of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
The Doha Declaration is the result of a two-day conference, which gathered representatives of governments and members of civil society from different religious backgrounds, in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 29-30.
The Doha International Conference for the Family was held in commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the United Nation’s International Year of the Family.
The declaration reaffirms that the family is the natural and fundamental unit of society, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and it is entitled to the widest possible protection and assistance by society and the State.