On February 22, 2024, the NGO Committee on the Family hosted our annual Graduate Student Forum.

The Forum addressed the Priority Theme of the 62nd session on UN Commission on Social Development:

“Fostering social development and social justice through social policies to accelerate progress on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to achieve the overarching goal of poverty eradication.”

The Graduate students selected to speak were:

Nikita Duncan, M.S. Psychology from Walden University;
Research Assistant at Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University
Title: The Attachment Interaction Project


Patrick O’Neill, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University; Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative, Penn State University; M.A. Psychology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University
Title: Integrating Research into Policymakers’ Social Media to Improve the Lives of Children and Families

A full recording of this session is available on our YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84JzB6VMm44

The NGO Committee on the Family has been wonderfully fortunate in the high caliber of panelists and speakers who have graciously addressed us. In an effort to enrich the intellectual experience of our audience, we have invited guests representing a diverse set of views and beliefs. We should note here that the expression of any views on this or any other program does not constitute an endorsement of those views by the NGO Committee on the Family, our member NGOs, or our co-sponsoring organizations.