Animal welfare is a worldwide matter

We are a federation of 50+ NGOs working towards the recognition of animal welfare as essential for the sustainable development agenda. Our efforts focus on integrating animal welfare into international health, food, and environmental regimes and trade and development finance rules.

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World Federation for Animals highlights missed opportunities at UNEA-6

The World Federation for Animals (WFA), a coalition representing 53 non-governmental organisations globally, commends the United Nations Environment Assembly on concluding its sixth session (UNEA-6) and adopting 15 resolutions to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss, …

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Animal Welfare at the UN: Progress & Path Ahead

Two years ago the UN Environment Assembly at its fifth session (UNEA5) marked a pivotal moment: the unanimous adoption of the first-ever United Nations resolution on Animal Welfare. This landmark decision underscored the importance of …

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Shaping a sustainable future: New recommendations for global biodiversity and animal welfare

In a collaborative effort with the chair of WFA’s Biodiversity Working Group, Born Free Foundation, and several leading conservation and animal protection organisations, we have put forth a comprehensive set of recommendations to the Secretariat …

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Amplifying the voice of trillions

We harness the collective strength of the animal protection movement to champion the interests of countless sentient beings on the global policy stage. Our pillars of impact drive meaningful change:

Transform policymakers’ mindsets to view animal welfare as a catalyst for sustainable development

Unify and empower animal protection NGOs to be one powerful force in international fora.

Forge an effective Federation with a representative, engaged, and influential membership, driving meaningful change.

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Helping animals around the world

Our members (●) are at the heart of this movement, representing the diverse interests and perspectives that shape our approach on a global scale. Our regional networks (●) garner additional support, ensuring that our voice in international fora is truly representative. Together, we are committed to achieving global impact for animals.

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