World Family Organization (WFO)

Organisation mondiale de la famille (OMF)

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1947-06 Paris France


First Constitution adopted by General Assembly by 20 nations, 3 Jul 1948, Geneva (Switzerland); amended 6 Dec 1985, Delhi (India), 19-20 Sep 1993, Cairo (Egypt), 25-26 Nov 1998, Vienna (Austria) and 8 Dec 2006, at the Dead Sea (Jordan).


Represent families of the world at all levels; defend their interests; act with them and for them vis-à-vis governments and the international community; in cooperation with specialized agencies where necessary, promote policies for improvement of housing, health, sanitation, nutrition, education, recreation, work conditions, welfare systems, social protection and benefits, family relationships and environmental issues affecting families; in cooperation with members, experts and advisory groups, promote scientific studies concerning family structures, concepts and terminology.


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General Assembly (annual since 1998, formerly every 4 years), comprising no more than 3 delegates from each member, one of them designated as Chief Delegate. Executive Board (elected every 4 years at General Assembly), consisting of President, 5 Vice-Presidents (Legal and Administrative Affairs; Financial Affairs; Communication and Public Relation Affairs; Technical Activities; Family Policy Coordination) and 15 Advisors. Regional Committees and Offices (6), comprising representatives of regional members, including the President as the Regional Representative to the Executive Board: WFO - Headquarters; WFO - Presidency Office; K-XK2365 - WFO - Americas Regional Office; K-XE6135 - WFO - Arab Regional Office; K-XK0670 - WFO - Europe Regional Office; K-XD6134 - WFO - Pan-African Regional Office. National Committees and Offices. Permanent Committees (3): Legal and Administrative; Financial; Communication and Public Relations. Permanent and temporary Technical Commissions (13).


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities



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