Renata Kaczmarska

Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations

Renata Kaczmarska is a Social Affairs Officer and a Focal Point on the Family located in the Division for Social Policy and Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. She has served as the Focal Point on the Family in the Social Integration Branch of the Division since 2009. In this capacity, she acts as a spokesperson on family issues for the United Nations Secretariat.

The major duties of the Focal Point on the Family include providing substantive support to intergovernmental bodies of the United Nations, including the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council and the Commission for Social Development; drafting of reports on family issues; organization of expert group meetings related to family and family policy issues; coordination of technical cooperation activities; managing of the Trust Fund on Family Activities and organizing of awareness raising events, including the annual observances of the International Day of Families, 15 May.

Currently, Mrs. Kaczmarska works on family policy development in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She conducts research on how family policies contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to poverty, health, education, gender equality and social integration. Previously, she has been actively engaged in the preparations for and the observance of the twentieth anniversary of the International Year of the Family, 2014 at international, regional and national levels. She has organized international expert group meetings on family policy issues and annual observances of the International Day of Families, 15 May at UN headquarters in New York. She also assisted in preparations for regional expert meetings on a number of family policy issues, such as family poverty, work-family balance and intergenerational relations.