At the Second International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine ICNM in Paris, more than 30 participants representing national associations from around the world voted unanimously to form the World Naturopathic Federation (WNF).
The mission of the WNF is to support the growth and diversity of naturopathic medicine worldwide; support the regulation of naturopathy and naturopathic medicine; promote accreditation and the highest educational standards for the global profession; encourage naturopathic research and help establish and maintain a database of naturopathic organizations, regulations, accreditations, conferences and research activities and work with world agencies (World Health Organization, United Nations, Unesco, etc.) and governments to promote naturopathic medicine, reported WNF.
An interim organizational committee of eight members representing Canada, the United States, France, Spain, Belgium, India, Australia and New-Zealand was appointed at the organizational meeting, according to WNF, adding the committee shall incorporate the World Naturopathic Federation; prepare a draft constitution/bylaws, manage operations, invite national organizations to become charter members and conduct a survey to assess the status of the naturopathic profession in each country.
The first general assembly where Charter members will convene to ratify the constitution/bylaws and elect an executive council will take place within two years.
For more information, visit www.worldnaturopathicfederation.org.