The International Diabetes Federation
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an umbrella organization of over 200 national diabetes associations in more than 160 countries. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk. The Federation has been leading the global diabetes community since 1950. IDF’s mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide. Led by the International Diabetes Federation, the Unite for Diabetes campaign secured a United Nations Resolution on diabetes in December 2006. The Federation continues to lead the global effort to implement Resolution 61/225 under the Unite for Diabetes banner.
The Federation is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from the local to the global level―from programmes at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives. The Federation is divided into seven regions, with the aim of strengthening the work of national diabetes associations and enhancing the collaboration between them. The Federation’s national diabetes associations are divided into the following seven regions: Africa (AFR), Europe (EUR), Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America and Caribbean (NAC), South and Central America (SACA), South-East Asia (SEA) and Western Pacific (WP). The Federation’s activities aim to influence policy, increase public awareness and encourage health improvement, promote the exchange of high-quality information about diabetes, and provide education for people with diabetes and their healthcare providers. IDF is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
IDF Executive Office
Middle East and North Africa
North America and Caribbean
South and Central America