About IOF

The World Congress of Families is the largest annual gathering of pro-family leaders from around the world.  It is organized by the International Organization for the Family (IOF).

IOF’s mission is to unite and equip leaders worldwide to promote the natural family.

IOF accomplishes its mission through these four main projects:

  • The World Congress of Families (WCF) convenes major international public events to unite and equip leaders, organizations, and families to affirm, celebrate, and defend the natural family as the only fundamental and sustainable unit of society.
  • The Natural Family: An International Journal of Research and Policy (TNF) is a quarterly academic publication that informs and inspires leaders to promote the natural family as the fundamental group unit of society and to protect the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
  • The Article 16 Initiative (A16) empowers leaders in worldwide institutions to protect freedom, faith, and family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society consistent with Article 16 of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) equips and empowers young professionals, scholars, and activists to promote marriage, and the natural family as the fundamental group unit of society.

In addition to holding the annual World Congress of Families, we also hold regular regional conferences around the world.  Some of the locations of past regional conferences include: Ottawa, Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Salta (Argentina), Trinidad, Barbados, London, Nairobi, Lagos, Belgrade, Moldova, Manila, Washington, DC, Phoenix, Kiev, Salt Lake City, Melbourne, Tbilisi, Cape Town, and Moscow.

Download a copy of the World Congress of Families (WCF) Manual on “How to Organize a WCF Regional Conference.”’