Introduction

The World Family Organization – WFO – is an International Organization which has as main objective to represent Families of the world at all levels, to defend their interests and to act with them and for them vis a vis governments and the international community.

With respect to the United Nations and the consultative process, the Organization shall act as the link between both the aspirations and achievements of the families and the work done for them at the level of the United Nations.

The Family is the basic unit of society and as such should be strengthened. It is entitled to receive comprehensive protection and support. In different cultural, political and social systems, various forms of the Family exist. The rights, capabilities and responsabilities of Family must be respected.

Vision

To introduce Family Issues in definitive on the International, National and Local Agendas and strengthen it on the Framework of Economic, Social, Cultural, Political and Sustainable Development.

Mission

To promote means, opportunity, equal rights and chances for women and men to assume their role and functions within the Family and Society, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, and promote policies and actions to bring about better life condition to all Families, respecting theirs diversity and cultures.

Objective

The objective of the World Family Organization is to represent Families of the World at all levels, to defend their interests and to act with them and for them vis a vis governments and the international community. With respect to the United Nations and the consultative process, the Organization acts as the link between both the aspirations and achievements of the families and the work done for them at the level of the United Nations.

History

The idea to create an International Organization to deal with Family matters was born for the first time in June 1, 1946 in an International Congress for Families and Population in Brussels.

The first World Family Congress took place in Paris on 22-28 June 1947. The recently created United Nations, along with 200 delegates from 27 nations represented at this Congress, founded the International Union of Family Organizations – IUOF, having the following functions:

  • Reunifying Families separated by the II World War;
  • Documentation;
  • Liason among all civil movements in favour of a better life for all families;
  • Representation within Governments, public opinion and International Organizations, starting with United Nations

In 1997, the 50th Anniversary of the IUFO was celebrated in Foz do Iguaçú – Brazil. The General Assembly decided to delegate to the new elected Executive Board the preparation of amendments to the Constitution and the reformulation of the Executive Structures of the Organization according to the document prepared for the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary: “UIOF 50 Years – A New Depart”.

In 1998, IUFO’s General Assembly held in Vienna, Austria, approved amendments to the Constitution and renamed the institution’s name to World Family Organization.

Executive Board

Dr. Deisi Kusztra

Dr. Deisi Kusztra

President

BRAZIL

Mr. Isidro de Brito

Mr. Isidro de Brito

Vice-President for Legal and Administrative Affairs

PORTUGAL

Mr. Bruno Ricardo Lopes

Mr. Bruno Ricardo Lopes

Vice-President for Financial Affairs

CANADA

Mrs. Lara Hussein

Mrs. Lara Hussein

Vice-President for Family Policy Coordination

JORDAN

Prof. Dr. Alzira Guimarães

Prof. Dr. Alzira Guimarães

Vice-President for Technical Activities

BRAZIL

Mrs. Judith Mwila Phiri

Mrs. Judith Mwila Phiri

Vice-President for Communications and Public Relations Affairs

ZAMBIA

Organizational Structure

Governing Bodies

General Assembly
Composed by the delegates representing the Members.

Executive Board
Administers the Organization between sessions of the General Assembly.

Executive Bodies

Presidency Office
Executive centre where the President is located.

Regional Offices
Centre of coordination for the activities within a region.

Technical Bodies

Commissions and Committees
Considered desirable to serve any purpose within the competence of the Organization.

World Family University and Research Centre
Established to conduct research and studies on Family matters.

WFO Office for Project Services
Created to coordinate and direct WFO’s Projects.

How WFO Works

  • TO ACT

    as the promoting and coordinating Organization on international efforts among Governmental, Non-Governmental Organizations as well as other private sector, in increasing awareness of family issues and policies formulation;

  • TO CONTRIBUTE

    to poverty eradication by implementing policies, programs and projects servicing the basic needs of families such as education, health, housing, recreation, work, social protection, drugs and crime prevention, domestic violence, migrant integration and combat of all kind of discrimination.

  • TO DEVELOP

    In cooperation with specialized agencies where necessary, policies for improvement, inter alia, of housing, health, sanitation, nutrition, education, recreation, work conditions, welfare systems, social protection and benefits, family relationships and environmental issues affecting families;

  • TO ENCOURAGE

    social integration, human rights, tolerance, equal opportunity, solidarity, social participation, respect and non-discrimination of diversity through families;

  • TO CONDUCT

    research and studies in the field of families and their members;

  • TO STRENGTHEN

    and strengthen the bonds of solidarity between families worldwide, encouraging the development of intra familial support systems approaching their common responsibilities for a better world of justice and peace;

  • TO ASSIST

    Members, upon request, in strengthening family related policies and services;

  • TO PROMTE

    and/or sponsor conferences, seminars, international, regional, national and local meetings and training to discuss major family concerns.

Click beside to read WFO’s Strategic Framework 2017-2021 which is the Organization’s official document concerning its work.

WFO Office for Project Services

WFO Office for Project Services is a self-financing service provider of the World Family Organization. WFO/OPS, at request, provides customized procurement and contracting services to, International Financing Institutions, Governments and other Clients.

WFO/OPS procurement and contracting services focus on client needs and objectives to ensure appropriate, timely and cost effective input delivery to client programmes.

WFO/OPS procurement is organized around a decentralized model. Most procurement is undertaken by regional and project offices. WFO/OPS is also responsible for the corporate coordination of procurement activities, publication of organizational statistics and provides procurement support and advice to regional and project offices.

Contact Information:

For general inquiries regarding procurement opportunities with WFO/OPS, the WFO/OPS procurement process or to make an appointment to visit, interested parties may contact:

World Family Organization Office for Project Services
Division of Procurement Services (DPS)

28 Place Saint Georges
75009 – Paris – France
Phone: 33.1.48 78 07 59
Fax: 33.1.42 82 95 24
E-mail: info@worldfamilyorganization.org

For decentralized procurement, suppliers are encouraged to contact directly our regional offices or the contact persons indicated in the business opportunity notices.

History:

Since 1947, has assisted National and Local Governments, NGOs, Parliamentary Groups and International Community on:

  • Knowledge on Family issues;
  • Platform for debate, negotiation and implementation of Family Policies in the framework of Social Development;
  • Programs and Projects for Family and Community Promotion concerning:

– Health;
– Education;
– Housing;
– Social Security;
– Women;
– Training;
– Community Participation;
– Emergency needs.

Services:

– We plan;
– We design;
– We implement;
– We supervise;
– We operate.

Recent Projects:

Municipal Hospital of Biguaçu
Biguaçu, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Concluded in 2012

Municipal Hospital of Pojuca
Pojuca, Bahia State, Brazil
Concluded in 2012

Municipal Hospital Nossa Senhora da Luz dos Pinhais
Pinhais, Paraná State, Brazil
Concluded in 1998 and completely renovated in 2010

Municipal Hospital of Ruth Cardoso
Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina State, Brazil
Concluded in 2009

Maternity Hospital Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
Aracaju, Sergipe State, Brazil
Concluded in 2007

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