World Veterans Federation (WVF)

Fédération mondiale des anciens combattants (FMAC)
Federación Mundial de Veteranos de Guerra
Weltfrontkämpferverband

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History

29 Nov 1950, Paris (France), as International Federation of War Veterans' Organizations -- Fédération internationale des organisations d'anciens combattants. Present title adopted Nov 1951, Belgrade (Yugoslavia). Statutes amended: 21 July 1965; 1976; Jan 1983; Nov 1985; Dec 1988; Nov 1997; Dec 2000; Dec 2006. Registered according to French law of 1 July 1901.

Aims

Maintain international peace and security by application, in both letter and spirit, of the United Nations Charter and implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; defend spiritual and material interests of war veterans and war victims by all legal and constitutional means; establish permanent relations among national and international organizations of war veterans and war victims; encourage direct cooperation and relations of friendship, understanding, exchange of experience and cooperation among these associations in all fields affecting their interests, with emphasis on exchange of information on their respective legislations; initiate or support measures for peace, disarmament, protection of human rights, international humanitarian law, rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and their reintegration into the community, legislation concerning war veterans and victims of war, assistance to veterans and civilian victims of recent and current conflicts, development, protection of the environment; promote international cooperation and encourage surveys and research in these fields, including as a particular concern the problem of accessibility of the man-made environment - housing, public transport, streets, work-places, etc - as a basic condition for reintegration; preserve the memory of the war dead.

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Activities

Acts at the international level through relations with the United Nations and other international institutions and world leaders and at the national level through member associations. Organizes conferences, seminars, exchange of information and experience and coordination of available resources with determined needs. WVF International Socio-Medical Information Centre (WISMIC) was set up in 1986, Oslo (Norway), in cooperation with the University of Oslo.

Structure

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Languages

English, French.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (General); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category); United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 14 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 90 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

B3605

Last News Received

23. Nov 2017
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