What is the International Forum for Child Welfare?
The International Forum for Child Welfare is an international nongovernmental
organization dedicated to the promotion of the rights and well being
of children globally which recognizes the contribution of effective
leadership in the challenge of making the world a better place for
IFCW is founded on respect for children’s rights and committed
to responding to their needs. Comprised of leading child welfare
organizations throughout the world, the IFCW believes that by strengthening
the capacity of organizations through leadership development, identification
and exchange of effective practice and promoting collaborative partnerships,
the well being of children can be significantly improved.
Mission and Organization
Our mission is to work for children worldwide to improve the quality
of their lives, and to enhance opportunities for the development
of their full potential.
The International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) is an international
non-governmental organization (INGO) chartered in the Canton of
Geneva under the laws of Switzerland, and in consultative status
(Category 11) with the Economic and Social Council of the United
The IFCW was founded in 1989 "to strengthen national non-governmental
child welfare organizations worldwide through capacity building
and to collaborate on new initiatives on behalf of this planet's
most valuable resource - children."
The IFCW organization is funded through annual membership fees
and cost contributions from members, foundation grants and event
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You are invited to submit child welfare news,
meeting announcements and reports to firstname.lastname@example.org.