World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA)

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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.


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

2020 Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Germany – Europe Regional Conference

2020 San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico – Ibero American Regional Conference

2020 San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico – Ibero American Summit

2020 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, New Zealand – Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Past Events(5)

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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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Members in 137 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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5. Jun 2019
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