World Veterans Federation
The World Veterans Federation (WVF) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization. Established in Paris, France in 1950 by founding members from 8 countries, namely: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Turkey, USA and Yugoslavia, the WVF is now a Federation of 172 veteran organizations from 121 countries representing some 45 million veterans worldwide.
The WVF maintains its consultative status with the United Nations since 1951 and was conferred the title of "Peace Messenger" in 1987.
Our Vision is to be at the forefront of promoting and defending international peace and security and to be proactive in ensuring the health and wellbeing of all veterans and victims of war worldwide.
Our Mission is to guide and advise our Member Associations so that they can take the lead in supporting initiatives that foster peace and security and to campaign for health and welfare initiatives that will enhance the wellbeing and independence of their members.
Our Motto is to encourage Member Associations to forcefully strive for international peace and security and to influence and promote a veterans health and welfare culture in their communities.
Our Core Values are to guide and inspire our members to be impartial, responsive, committed, accountable, collaborative, resourceful and act with respect, dignity, compassion and integrity.