What is IFS?

The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement that connects community organizations that represent and respond to the different needs, strengths and aspirations of families and communities. Its mission is to build an inclusive global community by empowering, inspiring and connecting people who are working locally for social justice. Learn more »

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Learn about the UN!

With our general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN, IFS members can attend events all over the world!

Participate in the People's Global Action on Migration, Development & Human Rights - September 30 - October 4 at the UN Headquarters. Click here to learn more. 


Check out our interactive IFS map!

Now you can view all IFS members from across the globe through our interactive map project!
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The Latest News From IFS

IFS member the Association of Kaunas Community Centres is celebrating its 10th anniversary! Check out our letter of congratulations from Executive Director Melissa Aase.

IFS leadership released a formal statement discussing the recent terrorist attacks in France, Nigeria, and around the world. You can also read the formal statement from the Federation des Centres sociaux et Socioculturels de France (FCSF) about the terrorist attack.

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