International Federation of Thanatologists Associations (IFTA)
Fédération internationale des associations de thanatologues (FIAT)
Founded 14 Apr 1970, Monaco. Registered in accordance with Monaco law. Previously also referred to as International Federation of Undertakers' Associations. Also referred to as World Organization of Funeral Operatives.
Promote international understanding and goodwill among funeral service professionals worldwide to offer a platform for the exchange of professional views and information and to achieve uniformed standards, rules, regulations and treaties for the cost efficient international repatriation of deceased individuals; research and study legal, moral, social and scientific issues relating to funeral services and thanatological activities; encourage and develop education for funeral services and embalming or thanatopraxy throughout the world and achieve uniform standards and regulations; improve the quality of services; increase the level of professional knowledge; promote and represent the funeral industry.
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General Meeting (every 2 years). International Council of Direction (ICD) (annual); International Board; International Executive Committee; Permanent Executive Secretariat. Includes: FIAT IFTA Heritage Committee; International Association of Funeral Museums (IAFM).
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