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The World Federation of Right To Die Societies, founded in l980, consists of 37 organisations from 23 countries around the world, each working to secure or protect the individual's right to die.

Ensuring Choices for a Dignified Death

The Federation:

  • Disseminates current information and educational materials about voluntary euthanasia, physician-assisted dying, other right-to-die issues, and related matters of interest;

  • Promotes co-operation and liaison among our member societies;

  • Facilitates international conferences on dying and death;

  • Provides assistance, where requested, to groups and individuals interested in establishing similar societies in countries where such societies do not currently exist; and

  • Responds to requests by interested groups, scholars, and individuals for information about right-to-die issues.

The World Federation of Right To Die Societies meet every two years to exchange news and views, to elect Directors and Officers of the Federation, and to conduct other business.

The most recent meeting of the World Federation was held September 5- 8 of this year in Brussels as part of the World Congress on Assisted Dying, and was hosted by our four Benelux member societies:

Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignite (Bruxelles, Belgium);
Recht op Waardig Sterven (Antwerpen, Belgium);
Association pour le Droit de Mourir dans la Dignite (Luxembourg); and
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vrijwillige Euthanasie - NVVE

For further information about the World Federation Contact:

Libby Drake, Secretary, Board of Directors (Australia)
(T) +61-2-9874-9895 (F) +61-2-9802-5340

Stephen Jamison, Executive Director, (USA)
(T) +1-415-332-1810
(F - call first) +1-415-332-1810

E-mail: worldfed@pacbell.netb