World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

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History

Founded 1970, Chicago IL (USA), at 4th World Conference on General Practice, when Interim Constitution adopted, the 1st Conference having been held 1964, Montréal (Canada). Original title: World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners - Family Physicians (WONCA) -- Organisation mondiale des collèges nationaux, académies et associations académiques des généralistes et des médecins de famille. Formally inaugurated and constitution and by-laws adopted at 5th World Conference, Oct 1972, Melbourne (Australia). Secretariat location: Adelaide (Australia) 1972 - 1981; Melbourne 1981 - Sep 1993; Hong Kong Sep 1993 - Sep 1997; Melbourne Sep 1997 - Apr 2001; Singapore (Singapore) May 2001 - Sep 2013; Bangkok (Thailand) Oct 2013 - present. Since 26 May 1989, when new bylaws were adopted, also referred to by shortened title World Organization of Family Doctors. Bylaws updated July 2010. Registered in Singapore under this title, 2 June 2000.

Aims

Improve quality of life of peoples of the world through defining and promoting its values, including respect for universal human rights and gender equity, and by fostering high standards of care in general practice/family medicine.

Future Events

2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – World Conference on Family Medicine

2020 Berlin, Germany – Europe Region Conference

2020 Puerto Rico – Ibero american Region Conference

2020 Puerto Rico – Ibero American Summit

2020 Auckland, New Zealand – Asia Pacific Regional Conference

2019 Lahore, Pakistan – South Asia Region Conference

2019 Albuquerque NM, USA – Rural Health Conference

Past Events(7)

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Activities

Events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF); World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 20 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 137 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

C4157

Last News Received

5. Jun 2019
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