What is the International Forum for Child Welfare?
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
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
mission is to work for children worldwide to improve the quality of
their lives, and to enhance opportunities for the development of their
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 Nations.
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."
IFCW organization is funded through annual membership fees and cost
contributions from members, foundation grants and event participant
For further information visit the IFCW website: www.ifcw.org